Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Industries polluting rivers, 14/03/2016
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Industries polluting rivers, 14/03/2016. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has reported that it has identified 764 Grossly Polluting Industries on Ganga river basin. The key industrial sectors contributing to pollution of river are Pulp and paper, Distillery, Sugar, Textile, Tannery, Thermal Power Plant, Food, Dairy & Beverage, Chemical, Slaughterhouse etc. CPCB has reported that it has issued closure orders to 442 industries throughout the country which have either not complied with the directions relating to online effluent monitoring devices or found to be not complying with the prescribed standards. The details are given in the Annexure.