Industries grossly pollute Ganga

  • A Recent report released by Central Pollution Control Board highlights:
    • 30% of the so-called Grossly Polluting Industries (GPI), along the Ganga, is not complying with norms.
    • The CPCB has identified a total of 764 major polluting industries along Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Bihar.
    • Tanneries comprise the bulk of polluting industries and 80% of the polluting industries are located in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
  • What are Grossly Polluting Industries?
    GPIs are defined as industries that discharge more than 1,00,000 liters of waste water and/or hazardous chemicals.
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