On this World Environment Day, Kanpur district administration has ordered 138 tanneries to suspend their production for 15 days, on the charge of discharging effluents into the Ganga River.
The Coronavirus pandemic has been a testing time for the mankind and the reason behind this are surely humans. The act of disposing waste into the rivers, increasing pollution, cutting down trees everything has been noted by mother earth and now she is returning the favour.
Now everyday various images are floating in, of how clear big metro cities have become during this lockdown period. During this Lockdown period the nature is healing itself.
In Kanpur, the regional pollution control board has lodged the complaint in account of polluting the Ganga River and warned the treasury owners not to operate during the suspended period.
The Sheetla Bazar & Budhia Ghat pumping station have been discharging pollutents into the Ganga River regularly without any permission. Kanpur District Magistrate Brahmadeo Ram Tiwari said that further action would be taken against the tannery owners if they were found operating their units in the suspended period.
In Kanpur 138 tanneries have been suspended from operations and the remaining 120 tanneries will continue its operations. As the lockdown is being eased we are returning back to normalcy, causing harm to mother earth again. During the lockdown phase, the rivers Ganga & Yamuna which were polluted for yeary were healing itself.