GPCB investigation sought for releasing poisonous water into river

Taking a serious view of the news that the dyeing and printing units of Jetpur, Rajkot district, have been releasing chemical-infested poisonous waste water into Bhadran river without treating it, Ahmedabad NGO Paryavaran Mitra, in a letter to the chairman, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), has demanded that this should be immediately investigated into and necessary action should be taken against the units found be doing the illegal activity.
Citing Section 17 of the Pollution Control Rules, 1974, NGO director Mahesh Pandya, who has signed the letter, said, despite the fact that the Supreme Court in its order dated February 22, 2017, took gave necessary directions on such gross violations, GPCB is not doing anything. On one hand, Gujarat has been experiencing water shortage, following which the government undertook the water conservation campaign, but on the other these units are dumping water into river, which is a very serious matter, he added.

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