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KANPUR: Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) on Wednesday imposed a fantastic of over Rs 10 lakh on a tannery in the city for working right through the three-month closure for Kumbh.

UPPCB member secretary Ashish Tiwari said that the order have been dispatched to the tannery, which has been asked to pay the fantastic within 15 days in the board’s account. If the tannery fails to comply with the order, the board will not simplest record the topic to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), but in addition begin the proceedings of restoration of fine like land earnings restoration.

UPPCB chief environment officer TU Khan advised TreadDailyNews on Wednesday that the state govt had ordered closure of all tanneries of Jajmau right through Kumbh for approximately 3 months. A workforce of UPPCB and district management, which had conducted a random checking on April nine, discovered that the said tannery was working right through the closure period.

Kanpur regional workplace of UPPCB had recommended penal action after the inspection and the board thereafter imposed the fantastic.

Meanwhile, a workforce of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) additionally made a random survey on Tuesday and collected samples shape not unusual effluent remedy plant (CETP) and pumping station. The four-member workforce, constituted via the district Justice of the Peace, had additionally visited CETP and pumping stations and located tannery effluent.

The workforce additionally seen that the five MLD sewerage remedy plant was closed at the time of inspection and submitted its report to the district Justice of the Peace.

During the inspection, it was discovered that 130 and 43 mld sewerage remedy plants were not getting the standard quantity of sewerage.

While Wajidpur, Budhia Ghat and Sheetla Bazar pumping stations had been wearing tannery waste, tannery water was additionally being won at CETP.

The workforce advised that CCTV cameras installed at all pumping stations must be connected with UPPCB portal. It additionally advised that electro-magnetic glide meters must be installed at all pumping stations and CETPs and hooked up with the servers of CPCB and UPCB.

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