Sonepat: Haryana State Pollution Control Board fines Rai and Barhi waste treatment plants: the Tribune India

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Mukesh Tandon

Tribune press service

Sonepat, January 3

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) requested environmental compensation of Rs 15 lakh and Rs 21.60 lakh from the Haryana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) for the water discharged from the joint effluent treatment plant ( CETP) in the Barhi and the Rai industrial zones of Sonepat failed the laboratory test. But, the compensation has not been filed so far.

The 16 MLD capacity CETP has been established in the HSIIDC industrial zone in Barhi on approximately 6.5 acres for the treatment of industrial wastes and chemicals discharged from industries.

After treating the industrial effluents, the water was discharged into drain number 6, which was connected to the Yamuna. In addition, a CETP 5-MLD has been set up in the HSIIDC industrial zone in Rai.

According to the sources, the HSPCB collected samples of water discharged from CETP’s in Rai in March last year, which failed the test.

Kamaljeet Singh, regional manager, HSPCB, Sonepat, fined Rs 15 lakh on senior manager, HSIIDC, Barhi, and Rs 21.60 lakh on senior manager, HSIIDC, Rai, apparently for breaking the water law and sent it to headquarters for approval, the sources said. The team had finalized the compensation and ordered it to be recovered from HSIIDC, the sources added.

Virender Kadyan, XEN, HSIIDC, Rai, said that the process of upgrading CETP Rai from 5MLD to 10MLD capacity is underway.

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