Restrictions have been put by the (Pollution Control Board) PCB in Bijnor on the discharge of polluted water in the Ganga and its tributaries, in advance of the Allahabad Magh Mela. A team is especially deployed for conducting the water samples checking here.
In Amroha and Bijnor the discharge of waste in Ganga and neighboring rivers are done by nearly 13 paper, leather and distillery factories. With regards to this, a strict notice was directed to these factories.
The Magh Mela of the Hindu pilgrims is a yearly meeting of Triveni Sangam in Prayag. G C Verma, an officer of the PCB (Pollution Control Board) states that the mela will be held at Allahabad, starting from January 1. In total, there are 6 snans of which the first is on January 2 then the following will be on January 14 the following on January 16 the following on January 22 followed by the other on January 31 and the sixth will be on February 13, 2018.
The regional officer further states that all the factories are clearly instructed by the pollution control board that not to pollute the water of the river by throwing their wastes. The factories will have to stop their wastewater disposal process prior two days of the Magh Mela while remain close until the mela is over or its water.
Rajeev Kumar Shrivastava, PCB (Pollution Control Board), (Assistant Scientific Officer) ASO mentions that the factories have been asked to use the in-built tanks in their properties for accumulating their waste while treating it and re-using it for irrigation needs. He further stated that the district magistrate has directed for a committee to keep these factories under observations.