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A high court order has not deterred a distillery in Sitamarhi district of Bihar from discharging effluents into the Bagmati. On January 27, the Patna High Court had ordered the Bihar State Pollution Control Board (spcb) and the Central Pollution Control Board (cpcb) to check pollution from Righa Sugar Company distillery and take appropriate action. A month-and-a-half later, government officials are yet to visit the site in Riga block, affected villagers said. The court ordered the action on a petition by a Sitamarhi activist, Nand Kishore Singh.