CUTTACK: Regardless of having two sewage therapy vegetation (STP), direct discharge of effluents from the town into Kathajodi by Cuttack Municipal Company (CMC) continues to pollute the river. In blatant violation of restrictions imposed by the Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal (NGT) and Odisha State Air pollution Management Board (OSPCB), the town releases an enormous amount of sewage into the river on daily basis.
The wastewater generated from the town is collected in medium, small and territory drains stretching for about 1,724 km in and across the metropolis. It then flows into two foremost stormwater channels (MSWCs) passing via the town. Nevertheless, many of the wastewater which passes via MSWC from Patapola to Matagajpur is being instantly discharged into the Kathjodi river via the Khannagar sluice gate with out therapy.
The findings of OSPCB counsel that the air pollution degree of the Kathajodi river falls within the degree C class which means its water shouldn’t be match for consumption, bathing and even irrigation of agricultural lands. “The wastewater discharged via Khannagar sluice gate is usually discovered stagnating on the river mattress on account of lean water circulation. The stagnated water poses well being hazards for residents of Khannagar and Khapuria,” mentioned common secretary of Khannagar Khapuria Silpanchala Puja Committee Prafulla Sahoo who had filed a PIL in Orissa Excessive Court docket in 2016 looking for intervention to cease the discharge of wastewater into Kathajodi via Khannagar sluice gate.
“Regardless of repeated requests and reminders the civic physique did not cease the discharge of wastewater. The CMC shouldn’t be even cleansing the rubbish and filth accrued on the discharge level. We have now the court docket twice however but to get any reduction because the civic physique in its affidavit said to have stopped releasing the wastewater into the river,” Sahoo added.
Other than posing a menace to aquatic life, sewage within the river has been affecting residents of 42 Mauza, Urali and Rajanagarpatana areas who’re utilizing the water downstream, mentioned Manoj Kumar Lenka of Urali.
CMC Commissioner Ananya Das mentioned as per the plan, the sewage generated from the town is diverted via the sewer connection community to STPs arrange at CDA and Matagajpur. “Although Matagajpur STP is prepared, related connections at the moment are occurring. At current, a check circulation of 1 million litres per day (MLD) is obtained there. The therapy plant is anticipated to be accomplished quickly,” she mentioned.
The air pollution degree of the Kathajodi river falls within the degree C class.
Its water shouldn’t be match for consumption, bathing and even irrigation of agricultural lands.
CMC shouldn’t be cleansing rubbish and filth accrued on the discharge level.
Wastewater is being discharged into the river via the Khannagar sluice gate.