Ujjain: PCB president inspects drains, pumping station

Ujjain: Environment department chief secretary and Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) chairman Anupam Rajan inspected the pumping station of a dirty drain near Ramghat and Veer Durgadas ki Chhatri along with senior officials of the board and the municipal officials. Ranjan instructed the officials to prepare a work plan of the river Khan and river Kshipra and take help from local organisations and people who supported environment.

During the inspection at Ramghat, he discussed the issue with local people and priests and said they all needed to cooperate in river conservation and environmental protection. He also said a workshop should be organised in this regard in which local experts could give detailed information about the environmental improvement and make people aware of the consequences of immersing worship material in the river.

Ranjan also took water sample of the river Kshipra. After inspecting the drain and pumping station near Durgadas ki Chhatri, he gave necessary instructions to officers. He also enquired about the polluted drains of the city with PCB officers. Officials informed that there were 13 major polluted drains and nine pumping stations in the city. The dirty water, they said, was transmitted to village Sadaval across river Kshipra for filtering. Rajan also assessed the ‘continuous ambient air quality monitoring center’ on the roof of the facilitation center of Mahakaleshwar Temple and inspected the diversion point of river Kahn near village Raghaupipaliya.

PCB Bhopal secretary AN Mishra, zonal officer PK Trivedi, regional officer Ujjain HS Malviya, superintendent engineer Hanskumar Jain, executive engineer Dharmendra Verma, senior board scientist Dr Shobha Dhanikar and other officers were present.

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