Patiala, November 19
Curtains are down on new initiatives in Kharar and Zirakpur in SAS Nagar district following intervention of the Punjab Air pollution Management Board (PPCB) after the 2 cities failed to make sure zero untreated discharge.
The event comes within the wake of reminders and repeated failure on a part of the municipal councils of the 2 cities to make sure zero discharge of sewage into Ghaggar river. The PPCB has now requested the Native Our bodies Division to place a full cease on “new initiatives” until new sewage therapy crops are “put in and commissioned”.
The 2 cities, thought-about hotbeds of actual property in Punjab, are being held chargeable for permitting untreated waste enter numerous waterbodies, which finally pollute the Ghaggar.
Sources mentioned the capability of a sewage therapy plant (STP) put in at Zirakpur was of 17.3 million litres per day (MLD) whereas the one at Kharar had a capability to deal with 11 MLD of sewage.
“The 2 STPs are unable to cope with the present water air pollution load of Zirakpur and Kharar. There’s a hole of 17 MLD in technology and therapy of sewage in each these cities,” they mentioned.
On November 2 this 12 months, PPCB Member Secretary Karunesh Garg had shot a letter to the Principal Secretary, Native Our bodies, Punjab, highlighting that “a brand new STP of 17 MLD capability for Zirakpur and considered one of 10 MLD capability for Kharar had been at starting stage”. “Untreated waste water from these cities is being discharged into pure drains comparable to Sukhna choes, Singh nullah and Jainti ki Rao, which finally meet the Ghaggar,” learn the letter, a replica of which is with The Tribune. “The matter relating to improve of the present STPs and installations of latest STPs and plugging of unauthorised shops was being flagged at numerous ranges, however no considerable progress has been achieved within the matter until date,” the letter identified.
Sources inside the authorities claimed that municipal councils of Zirakpur and Kharar “giving a go forward to numerous new initiatives and sanctioning constructing plans of latest initiatives” and giving “no objection certificates for disposal of handled/untreated waste water into sewer strains” within the space, with out contemplating the truth that the present STPs had been already overloaded, additional polluted pure drains.
“It’s requested to direct the officers involved to not give permission for any new mission in Zirakpur and Kharar until the time the brand new STPs are commissioned or there are disposal preparations for reusing the handled water on the mission itself. Additionally, the officers must be directed to take up the matter with the Punjab Water Provide and Sewerage Board for well timed set up and commissioning of the STPs,” said the PPCB within the letter.
18 cities, villages polluting river
A current report by the PPCB underneath the Nationwide River Monitoring Programme confirmed that high quality of water flowing in Ghaggar at Mubarikpur is Class “D” (unfit for consuming). The standard stays Class “D” until the water leaves Punjab and enters Haryana. In all, 18 cities and villages of Punjab discharge sewage into the river with none therapy, the report mentioned.
17 MLD sewage flows into waterbodies
The capability of sewage therapy plant (STP) at Zirakpur is 17.3 million litres per day (MLD) whereas that of 1 at Kharar is 11 MLD. The STPs unable to cope with the present water air pollution load of Zirakpur and Kharar cities. There’s a hole of 17 MLD in technology and therapy of sewage in each these cities, say sources.
New STPs deliberate for 2 cities
On November 2 this 12 months, PPCB Member Secretary Karunesh Garg had shot a letter to the Principal Secretary, Native Our bodies, Punjab, highlighting that “a brand new STP of 17 MLD capability for Zirakpur and considered one of 10 MLD capability for Kharar had been at starting stage”.