Report on pollution of river Bhadar due to industries in Jetpur, Rajkot district, Gujarat

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.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and GPCB had jointly carried out monitoring in December 2019 of the area and filed a report. Further, the GPCB has so far issued closure order to 126 polluting units. Justice B. C. Patel, former Chief Justice of Delhi submitted a report on the matter, in which it was suggested shifting the entire textile units of Jetpur outside the city and a new industrial estate with infrastructure be developed. The GPCB had taken up the matter with the government of Gujarat for implementation of Justice B. C. Patel's recommendation.

Note: The report was uploaded to the NGT site on June 19, 2020.