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Pollution control body reply pending over rivers in western Uttar Pradesh

Source: The Hindu, Date: December , 2014

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board is yet to file its reply in the National Green Tribunal over the issue of contamination in western U.P. rivers like Kali, Krishna and Hindon. The NGT had issued a show cause notice to the pollution control body of the State after The Hindu published a report about cancer deaths due to contaminated waters of rivers flowing in western U.P. The NGT had also directed the U.P. Government to file a report on the issue after the petition filed by Doaba Paryavaran Samiti, a non-governmental organization working in western UP. The NGT has given two weeks time for the State pollution control body to respond. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) however in its affidavit before the NGT said that the water of Hindon river does not meet the prescribed standard and is unfit for bathing.

 

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