MPCB cuts off water, power supplies to 21 industries

Sudhir Sabale and Camil Parkhe
Friday, 28 September 2018

The MPCB had earlier conducted a survey of over 45 industrial units and had later served notices to those industries found violating the rules. These industries are located in Bhosari, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Chikhali, Kudalwadi, Moshi, Jadhavwadi and Talawade.

PIMPRI: The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has cut off water and power supplies to 21 industries in the past one-and-a-half months holding them responsible for releasing unprocessed industrial effluents into rivers in Pimpri Chinchwad. 

These industries were found releasing industrial effluents without the necessary processing into Pavana, Indrayani and Mula rivers in Pimpri Chinchwad. 

The MPCB had earlier conducted a survey of over 45 industrial units and had later served notices to those industries found violating the rules. These industries are located in Bhosari, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Chikhali, Kudalwadi, Moshi, Jadhavwadi and Talawade. 

The MPCB has also intimated the Pipri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) about the action taken against these industries.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had earlier asked the MPCB and PCMC to take action against the industries responsible for polluting the three rivers in the city. Sources said that water of the canals connected to Pavana, Indrayani and Mula rivers will be henceforth examined after every three months. A detailed review of the polluted river waters will be conducted periodically.  

The MPCB has also taken a serious note of the fact that 15 per cent of drainage water is released into rivers without processing. The MPCB has been conducting correspondence with the civic administration on a regular basis in this connection. Dr Herambprasad Gandhe, Regional Officer of the MPCB, said a survey of those industrial units releasing unprocessed industrial effluents into the rivers will continue. Legal action will be taken against those found violating the prevent rules.

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