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Two Kanpur tanneries caught breaking Ganga curfew

All the tanneries and water polluting industrial units of Kanpur city have been ordered to stop operations from January 23-26 in view of the holy bath in the Ganga on the occasion of Basant Panchami during Magh Mela in Prayagraj. 

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Kanpur tanners urged to monitor water usage

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. 

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Fate of 700 Kanpur tanners delayed by Tribunal

The National Green Tribunal on January 29 sought more clarification on key issues before deciding the fate of about 700 Kanpur-based tanneries on the banks of river Ganga, termed as “highest sources of pollution” in one of its earlier observations.

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Pressure on Kanpur tanners to clean-up

The National Green Tribunal in India on January 20 warned of complete closure of 700 tanneries located on the banks of river Ganga at Kanpur, terming them as one of the "highest sources of pollution".

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Tanneries to close during Hindu festival to avoid pollution

Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has directed the tannery owners in the city to cease production for 15 days in the wake of the 'Megh Mela' festival. It was mutually decided to shut the tanneries of the city till Mahashivratri in a meeting on January 2, so that the effluent from the tanneries do not pollute Ganga river and harm the devotees, T U Khan, Kanpur regional director of UPPCB has said. 

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