No check on effluents

Industrial town spent Rs 2 crore on flow meters that no one monitors

THE industrial units of Pali town in Rajasthan were made to install meters to measure the amount of effluents they discharge. But no one is monitoring them.

The Rajasthan high court ordered installation of flow meters in April 2008 to check industrial effluents from entering the Bandi river. It said the effluents should not exceed the capacity of the three common effluent treatment plants (cetps) in the textile town.