No Power for Ganga Polluting Tanneries

No Power for Ganga Polluting Tanneries

The district administration snapped power supply to 98 tanneries in Jajmau amidst tight security on the orders ofthe NationalGreen Tribunal (NGT). In a high-level meeting held in Lucknow on Saturday, chief secretary Alok Ranjan had cleared the decks for the action.

President of Small Tanners Accociation Hafiz-Ur-Rehman said that the action would render 5,000 people jobless and accused Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) of corrupt practice and harassment. Five days back, the board had issued notice for the closure of these tanneries. Rehman said that the affected tanners would present their viewpoint before NGT in New Delhi on Monday.

Additional District Magistrate, Kanpur, (city) Avinash Singh said that National Green Tribunal (NGT) had recently sent a team comprising central and state pollution board officials to examine the tanneries in Kanpur and the status of pollution of the river.

Source: Times of India