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Raids carried out in tanneries for polluting river Ganga
Aug '10
The Pollution Control Board (PCB) carried out raids on eight tanneries in Kanpur, in a bid to check the rising pollution level in river Ganga.

Of the eight units that were raided, one of the tannery unit's waste water treatment plants was found useless and it was releasing waste in to the river Ganga. Notice has been served to the tannery and water samples from its premises have been sent to a laboratory in Lucknow.

Following the tests, if traces of pollution are found in the samples, stringent action will be taken against the tannery and it will also be sealed. For the remaining seven tanneries, although they had the waste treatment plant, they were found breaking other environmental rules pertaining to which warnings have been served. The factory owners have also been directed to keep their units clean in compliance with the environment rules.

More raids are likely to be carried out in the near future on tanneries, to prevent them from breaking environment rules and thereby, prevent further pollution of the river Ganga. Despite, authorities from Kanpur, issuing warnings to tanneries from breaking environment rules, the tannery owners have not paid much attention. Even those units wherein, the treatment plants have been installed are not functioning properly.

As per High Court directive, it is mandatory for the tanneries to install waste water treatment plants, failing which the same can be sealed. Last month, Kanpur district authorities had also asked the tannery owners, who had failed to install treatment plants, to pull their shutters down and relocate their units to Unnao.

Small tannery association and UP leather association had damned the administration's directive pointing out to the job losses of 50,000 workers who work in the units. Members of association also mentioned about a conveyance system within the tanneries, via which the polluted water travels to the common effluent treatment plant (CETP) wherein it gets refined.

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