Treatment Plant To Be Set Up To Keep Daya River Pollution-Free In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Stressing the need to keep Daya river water pollution-free, 5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman V K Pandian on Thursday directed the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to take immediate steps in this direction.

Chairing a high-level meeting in Bhubaneswar, Pandian observed that Daya river gets polluted as the Gangua nullah, which carries the city’s wastewater, flows into it.

It was decided at the meeting that a treatment plant with advanced technology would be constructed by WATCO at the confluence of Daya and Gangua to purify the water of the river, official sources said.

With the dumping of waste and release of untreated water in stormwater channels, Gangua nullah gets highly polluted. As a result, pollution in Daya River is getting worse in the capital city.

Pandian asked all the agencies concerned including Urban Development Department, BMC, WATCO and SPCB to take action in this regard.

Necessary steps will also be taken to prevent the release of industrial waste and biomedical waste to drains.

The meeting decided to make it mandatory to connect the contaminated water of various institutions in BMC area with the sewerage line. Along with this, Pandian also directed to create awareness in the direction that all the houses of BMC can be connected to the sewerage line as soon as possible. In Bhubaneswar, sewerage work is being carried out in various areas by WATCO.

Pandian opined that there would not be any inconvenience to the public if they work in coordination with various agencies and speed up the sewerage work and complete it within the stipulated time frame.

As the state capital has different industries, reegular inspections will be conducted by IDCO, SPCB and BMC to ensure proper treatment of their waste and water.

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