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NGT acts tough on pollution in tributary of Ganga

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed that samples of water be taken from the entry and exit points of Ramganga, a tributary of the Ganga.

The NGT had earlier slammed the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments for pollution in the Ramganga.

“A joint inspection team shall submit the analysis report before the tribunal within two weeks from today,” the NGT ordered on Friday.

The tribunal was hearing a petition filed by water expert Anil Kumar Singhal, who works for conservation of water quality of the Ramganga.

In his petition, Mr. Singhal has stated that the water in the river had turned into nothing but poison.

The petitioner had contended that brass factories, situated on the banks of the river, discharged substances into it.

Ramganga is one of the major tributaries of river Ganga, which originates from Uttarakhand and passes through Moradabad, Bareilly, Badaun, Shahjahanpur and Hardoi cities of Uttar Pradesh.

According to an affidavit filed by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), 23 drains in Moradabad discharge untreated waste directly into the river.

It also said that 120 MLD domestic sewage was being generated from Bareilly, which is being discharged directly or indirectly into the Ramganga without any treatment.

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