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Union Minister for water resources Uma Bharati on May 9 asked the tannery owners of Jajmau area near Kanpur to install flow meters at their units to monitor tannery discharges in to the river Ganga.
At a review meeting with the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), representatives of Kanpur Development Authority, Kanpur Municipal Corporation, Jal Nigam, Ganga Pollution Control Board unit and tannery owners, the Minister said that the central government was serious about online monitoring of pollution in the Ganga.
The Minister asked the tannery owners to pay their dues so that treatment plant could be run properly. She instructed the KMC officials to run the chromium recovery plant to its full capacity and connect more tanneries to it. She specifically asked the officials to separate the common effluent treatment plant of Jajmau as both the domestic and industrial wastes were being treated in the same plant at the moment.