Indore: 97 industrial units polluting Kanh river on radar

Indore: As many as 97 industrial units located in Sanwer Road and Bhagirathpura industrial area are discharging polluted water directly into Kanh river. Divisional commissioner Akash Tripathi on Monday directed MP Pollution Control Board and Indore Municipal Corporation officials to undertake spot verification of arrangements made for treatment of trade effluents.

While reviewing the progress made in conservation of Kanh river, Tripathi directed the joint team of MPPCB and IMC to visit every industrial unit, inspect measures taken by them to treat effluents and submit report in one week. The meeting was attended by collector Lokesh Kumar Jatav, IMC commissioner Asheesh Singh, IDA CEO Vivek Shrotri and other officials.

At the meeting, Asheesh Singh briefed about the work done till date. It was reported that work of river conservation is in progress near the zoo, Nahar Bhandara and close to Rajendra Nagar overbridge. About 30% of work has been completed near Radhaswamy Himmat Nagar. Photographs of sites were also shown at the meeting. Tripathi directed to speed up the ongoing work at CP Shekhar Nagar.

A 52-kilometre sewage water line has to be installed to flow the sewage water of Kanh in the pipeline. JD Agrawal, executive engineer of water resources department, said drawing and estimate of three stop dams has been prepared by department. Commissioner also reviewed ongoing renovation of old stop dams. He instructed IMC engineers to learn from engineers of erstwhile Holkar state whose stop dams built on Kanh river are still strong.

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