No report is available with
by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) or Central Pollution Control
Board (CPCB) on adverse effect on the cultivable
land and the health of people due to red coloured water found during excavation
at many places in Ankaleshwar on account of
industrial pollution caused by the chemical industries.
The review of work
conducted by various agencies working to control pollution in Ankleshwar is being done on a regular basis by the
concerned Departments of the State Government of Gujarat and the Central
Pollution Control Board. The details are as follows:
the declaration of Ankleshwar Industrial cluster
comprising of Ankleshwar and Panoli
estates amongst “Critically
Polluted Areas” by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in December, 2009; a
comprehensive Action Plan for the cluster has been drawn.
dedicated Regional Office for Ankleshwar region has
been established by GPCB in June 2010 for effective monitoring of Action Plan.
three fold monitoring system has been institutionalized
including an independent third party monitoring team in Ankleshwar.
Effluent Treatment Plants and a closed pipeline for disposal of treated
effluent have been commissioned resulting in stoppage of flow of industrial
effluent into the surrounding drains and the quality of groundwater in
surrounding area has reportedly improved over a period of time.
information was given by the Minister of State for the Ministry of Finance Shri Namo Narayan
Meena who is in charge of the Ministry of Environment
and Forests in a written reply to a
question by Shri Mansukh Bhai
D. Vasava in Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID :78499)