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Thursday , January 17 , 2013
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HC rap for dirtying rivers

Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday slapped notices on four notified area committees of Jamshedpur, Adityapur, Jugsalai and Mango for allegedly polluting Subernarekha and Kharkai.

The division bench of Chief Justice Prakash Tatia and Justice Jaya Roy also directed East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Himani Pande to file a status report on action taken to curb water pollution.

The case will again be listed on February 25.

The bench was acting on a public interest litigation related to checking encroachment and pollution of Jharkhand’s water bodies.

State pollution control board assistant environmental engineer Dilip Kumar in an affidavit told the court that Subernarekha and Kharkai got raw sewage from areas under the notified area committees.

He added the board monitored Subernarekha and Kharkai water from different points.

Tata Steel had installed an industrial effluent treatment plant and units for treating sewage, but the notified area committees had none, Kumar added. The board had intimated this to urban development department on February 18, 2012, Kumar’s affidavit said.

The board had asked Mango and Jamshedpur notified area committees to stop dumping municipal wastes on Subernarekha banks and asked Jamshedpur and Jugsalai counterparts to commission sewage treating plants, Kumar further informed the court.

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