Responding to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Jal Shakti Bishweswar Tudu said that about 280.17 million liters of wastewater per day (MLD) is discharged into the main Ganges River with a BOD load of 9.68 tons per day. day.

The center said Monday of the 1,080 pollution-causing industries in Ganga in five states, 190 have been closed, while 165 are still below standards. Of the 165, shutdown orders have been issued to nine and warnings have been issued to 156 heavily polluting industries, it said.

Responding to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Jal Shakti Bishweswar Tudu said that about 280.17 million liters of wastewater per day (MLD) is discharged into the main Ganges River with a BOD load of 9.68 tons per day. day.

According to the 2020-21 inventory, 1,080 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) operating in five main tribal states of the Ganges, namely Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, were inventoried in consultation with the relevant government pollution control agencies, it said. Tudu in a written response.

Inspection of GPIs was conducted from October 2020 to March 2021 through Technical Institutes (TPIs) and the concerned SPCBs have taken action on inspection reports.

Of the 1,080 GPIs in the Ganges River, 725 were found compliant, 165 non-compliant and 190 GPIs closed. Of the 165 non-compliant GPIs, concerned government pollution control agencies issued closure instructions to nine and warnings about the cause of 156 GPIs, the minister said.


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