A series of businesses indicated as polluting the Ganges river will have to close around festivals that involve bathing in the water, including tanneries.

Local authorities have formed eight teams to monitor business activity across the period from January 3 to February 18, with actions including CCTV installation and closure of sluice gates.

Tanneries will remain closed for Paush Purnima from January 3 to 6, Makar Sankranti from January 11 to 15, Mouni Amavasya from January 18 to 21, Basant Panchami from January 23 to 26, Maghi Purnima from February 2 to 5 and Mahashivratri from February 15 to 18.

Source: Divya Bharat