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Adityanath warns Kanpur tanneries over effluent discharge in Ganga

Closure of several units takes toll on industry; several tanneries planning to shift to other states such as West Bengal

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has warned Kanpur based leather tanneries against discharging effluents and industrial waste into the river Ganga.

Asking tanneries to shoulder their responsibility towards preserving the Ganga and ensuring a pollution-free environment in Kanpur, the CM asserted none would be allowed to play with public health in the state.

Currently, majority of Kanpur's tanneries are shut owing to non-compliance of environmental norms. Earlier, these tanneries were notified by the state government for closure between December 15, 2018 and March 15, 2019, to ensure a cleaner Ganga during the 2019 Kumbh Mela at downstream Prayagraj (Allahabad).

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First Published: Jun 26 2019 | 5:13 PM IST

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