Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board report on steps taken to control river pollution, 24/02/2021

Monthly progress report by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board for the month of January 2021 in the matter of Original Application No. 673 of 2018 in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order, September 24, 2020.

The matter relates to steps taken by the state of Chhattisgarh to control river pollution.

The report said that 1.22 MLD of septage from all the 166 ULBs is being treated through FSTPs (low-cost gravity based phytorid technology) and co-treatment with STPs. With respect to industries operating in the state, the report mentioned that there was no CETP in the state and all the water polluting industries have their own ETPs and all the ETPs, which are operational are complying with the effluent standards.

Under Mission clean city (MCC), 164 ULBs in the state are collecting segregated waste separately and transport the same on a daily basis in compartmentalized tricycles and mini tippers. The dry fraction is being segregated at SLRM centres into various usable fractions and sold to waste recyclers. The wet fraction is being converted to compost.

All the polluting sources under the ULB limits have been identified and installation of floating racks/screens to prevent solid waste from falling into the rivers has been done.

State government has adopted a unique scheme Narwa, Garuwa, Ghuruwa and Badi in which under the Narwa component Water Resource Department has proposed various structures on small and big nallahs of all the 146 blocks of the state for recharging ground water, according to the report dated February 24, 2021.

Note: The report of February 24, 2021 was uploaded to the NGT site on June 4, 2021.