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Hindon water unfit even for bathing, says pollution board

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2014

Effluent discharged from sugar and paper mills, slaughter houses, and chemical industries in Uttar Pradesh are deteriorating the water quality in the Hindon, so much so that the water is not fit for bathing. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Wednesday submitted an affidavit in the National Green Tribunal showing that the water in the Hindon does not meet the prescribed standard of primary water quality criteria for bathing. The affidavit came to be submitted in a petition alleging that people from Gangnolli, Daha, Sankrod, Brouda and Sarthi villages were suffering from cancer due to discharge of highly toxic and harmful effluent in the Kali, Krishna and Hindon rivers of Western Uttar Pradesh.

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