Odisha orders tech committee examination of Daya River water
KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: Amidst fear of Daya River water pollution reaching alarming proportion, Odisha Government on Tuesday ordered the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) department to form a technical committee to examine the water quality of the river. The committee would submit its report in 15 days.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting of Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Department chaired by minister Maheshwar Mohanty at the Odisha Secretariat, yesterday. During the meeting Mohanty held Gangua canal chiefly responsible for the water pollution in Daya river due to its harmful effluents. He ordered officials to hold awareness campaigns in the villages located near the river to restrict people from discharging waste into it.
“The technical team would examine the pollution level in the water of Daya alongwith Bhargabi, Ratnachuda and Luna rivers from which the RWSS is supplying water to rural areas and would prepare a detailed report. The next meeting of the department would be held after 15 days following the submission of the report”, said Mohanty.
Notably, the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) had earlier conducted test of Daya River water samples which found it bearing harmful substances like dissolved and biochemical oxygen beyond permissible limits along with Coliform bacteria.