KANPUR: All water polluting/colour effluent generating industries of the district have been directed to stop production in the roster period to ensure purity of Ganga water during the Magh Mela period from January- February 2023.
The roster period is from January 03 to February 18,2023.
The representatives of various industries’ associations gave their consent in a meeting held at the Collectorate auditorium here on Friday.
The DM said as many as eight teams have been constituted to ensure zero production in all the water pollutant/colour effluent generating industries. Legal action would be taken against units found in production of goods releasing effluents into the Ganga, he warned.
The executive engineer, Jal Nigam was directed to seal bypass/emergency sludge gates and install CCTV cameras to ensure their monitoring and hand over their operation to the Regional Officer, UP Pollution Control Board, Kanpur.
The DM has asked the officials concerned to get installed a DG set of appropriate capacity at the STP before the Magh Mela so that in case of interruption in power supply, there is no overflow in the drains under any circumstances.

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