STP installed in Jagjeetpur has polluted Ganga says report
In a recent report released by the pollution control board, it has been revealed that in the past four years, the sewage treatment plant installed at Jagjeetpur in Haridwar has polluted the Ganga water and two supporting rivers of Ganga flowing in Uttar Pradesh – Pandu and Varuna Ganga are polluting the main Ganga, the most.
These facts have been revealed in the recent statistics given by biological water quality monitoring of Central Pollution Control Board. According to the report, the water found near Jagjeetpur STP was of D class, the worst polluted. While in the year 2015 the class of water or the quality as per norms was better, showing less pollution.
At Bhimgoda barrage, however the quality of Ganga water has improved over a period of years. In 2015 it was reported to be polluted while in 2018 it has come near to normal. The report clearly states that immediate action is needed at places where Ganga water has D class quality.
Speaking to The Pioneer, member secretary of the Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB), SP Subudhi said, “In Jagjeetpur, the water flowing through STP is polluting Ganga water. The capacity of treatment of STP is being increased which would help reduce water pollution,”he added. Read more posts…
Monday, 24 December 2018 | PNS | Haridwar–