Home >> News

Sirsa River intoxicated due to industrial wastewater

  • 08 April, 2019 - In violation of the Hazardous Waste Management Rules-2016 in the Marrawala area of Haryana bordering the Baddi-Barotiwala industrial belt, chemical-ridden drums are being openly washed in the Sirsa river. Not only this, but plastic waste can also be seen floating on the surface of the river and along its banks, adversely affecting the sustenance of aquatic flora and fauna.

    Sources said the water quality of the river was recently placed under ‘priority III’ by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) during an assessment based on the biological oxygen demand - dissolved oxygen needed by organisms to break down organic material and content. It was found to be between 8 and 16 mg per litre as against the safe limit of 3 mg per litre, clearly pointing towards the deteriorating quality of water.

    Source - Tribune India