RAIPUR: Emphasising cleaner air and water, forest and environment minister Mohammad Akbar, during a review meeting on Tuesday, instructed officials to ensure proper implementation of pollution control measures and installation of water treatment plants at industries and sewage.
Strict action was taken against 107 factories for operating without water treatment plants. Production have been halted all these industries under the relevant Act.
The officials informed in the meeting that under the boundary area of Raipur Regional Office, 21 drains are found which ends in the Kharun River. Four sewage treatment plants are under installation at Nimora, Bhatagaon , Chandanidih and Kara under Raipur city. Also a sewage treatment plant is proposed at Dhamtari . The time of completion of their construction is scheduled for March 2021.
Similarly, 16 drains have been identified which ends up in Mahanadi and among them a sewage treatment plant is proposed each in Gobra Nawapara and Rajim.
Apart from this, two drains have been identified which ends in Shivnath river, for which a sewage treatment plant is proposed in Simga. A Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) 6.2 MLD is under construction at Village Mohad of Rajnandgaon under Bhilai Regional Office while STP for Durg city and Kawardha is proposed. STP of 25 MLD capacity at Balikonta under Jagdalpur Regional Office is under construction. Currently, about 20 per cent of its work has been completed. Also, construction of STP in Kanker and Dantewada is proposed. Apart from this, two STPs are under construction under Raigarh regional office area.