Action taken report of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) in the matter of National Green Tribunal order in OA No. 616/2019 dated 06/12/2019 in respect of pollution of river Bhadar due to polluting industries in Jetpur area in Rajkot district.

Ahmedabad: Central effluent treatment plants are posing a serious threat to the health of human beings in the state. In hazardous and polluted clusters of Gujarat, the central effluent treatment plants (CETP) are expected to treat industrial sludge to prevent its harmful effect on human and other forms of lives.

But, CAG, in its latest report, has found 12 CETPs doing just the opposite. The report is critical of Vapi, Ankleshwar, Nandesari, Kadodara, Sachin and Jetpur.

The Jetpur Dyeing and Printing Association, Ahmedabad, has been directed by the Gujarat High Court to present a scheme to the Rajkot collector for solving the problem of water pollution caused by