Congress Lawmaker for River Pollution Threatens with ‘Jal Samadhi’

Congress Lawmaker for River Pollution Threatens with ‘Jal Samadhi’

On Monday, A lawmaker of Congress threatened to seek Jal Samadhi’ in Rajkot district of Gujarat’s Bhadar River, claims that units of textile dyeing are polluting water with raw effluents.

Lalit Vasoya, who is representative of Rajkot’s Dhoraji-Upleta, meets OP Kohli and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Monday at Gandhinagar to seek their attention over the serious issue.

In the submitted memorandum, Mr. Vasoya explained that the raw toxic waste of textile dyeing units in Jetpur was discharged into Bhadar River, which is also polluting the Bhadar 2-Dam.

On Monday, A lawmaker of Congress threatened to seek ‘Jal Samadhi’ in Rajkot district of Gujarat’s Bhadar River, claims that units of textile dyeing are polluting water with raw effluents. Lalit Vasoya, who is representative of Rajkot’s Dhoraji-Upleta, meets OP Kohli and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Monday at Ganshinagar to seek their attention over the serious issue. In the submitted memorandum, Mr. Vasoya explained that the raw toxic waste of textile dyeing units in Jetpur was discharged into Bhadar River, which is also polluting the Bhadar 2-Dam. He further claimed, “The Bhadar 2-Dam supplies drinking water to Dhoraji. Neither the Rajkot collector nor the officials of Gujarat Pollution control Board have taken cognisance of this issue despite repeated reminders. If no action is taken now, I will take ‘Jal Samadhi’ in the river on August 11.” Mr. Vasoya said to PTI that Rupani, the CM of Gujarat had assured him at the meeting about the officials will discuss over this serious matter | tnbclive.com

He further claimed, “The Bhadar 2-Dam supplies drinking water to Dhoraji. Neither the Rajkot collector nor the officials of Gujarat Pollution Control Board have taken cognizance of this issue despite repeated reminders. If no action is taken now, I will take ‘Jal Samadhi’ in the river on August 11.”

Mr. Vasoya said to PTI that Rupani, the CM of Gujarat had assured him at the meeting about the officials will discuss over this serious matter.

by Chandrani Sarkar on August 7, 2018

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