Nov 19, 2020

Two Industrial Units Sealed in Delhi for Polluting Yamuna River

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee sealed two industrial units for polluting the Yamuna River due to froth formation. 

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The Delhi Pollution Control Committee sealed two industrial units and ordered closure of 15 others for polluting the Yamuna River due to froth formation. 

One industrial unit has also been issued a show-cause notice, according to Scroll news.

A statement from the committee on the action taken said that inspections were carried out on November 11 and November 12 to identify industries causing water pollution in the national Capital.

The polluting units which were sealed include an automobile service station in Patparganj industrial area and a jeans dyeing and washing unit in Lawrence Road industrial area, which were found operating without effluent treatment plants, reported Scroll news.

21 units were inspected in Khayala redevelopment area and directions for closure were issued to 15 of them for operating without effluent treatment plants, reported the Delhi Pollution Control Committee.  

The show-cause notice has been issued to an automobile service and repair unit at Patparganj Industrial Area. In early November, visuals showed frothing in Yamuna amid rising pollution levels in Delhi. 

According to a Central Pollution Control Board official, the primary reason behind the formation of the toxic foam was high phosphate content in the wastewater because of detergents used in dyeing industries, dhobi ghats and households. The majority of the detergents in the country do not have a certification by the International Organization for Standardization.

Delhi chief minister chaired a meeting of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) where a detailed action plan to clean up the Yamuna, including the use of innovative technology and reuse of treated water, was discussed, reported the Hindustan Times.

The water utility presented a plan to reuse 436 MGD of treated wastewater, against the current utilization of 90 MGD only.

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