BJP’s Rupani government, which is chasing against the lives of 5 crore people of Gujarat
Gandhinagar, 24 March 2020
On January 15, 1961, the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru began Narmada’s work by pressing a button and exploding on the other side of the river. The project has not been completed even after 57 years. The people of Gujarat have already spent Rs 1 lakh crore on this scheme. He has spent Rs 2 lakh crore with pipelines carrying drinking water and water. Every family in Gujarat has paid Rs 1 lakh for it. Yet the people of Gujarat drink without having to waste the sewage water drained in Narmada Dam. Out of a population of 1cr people living in the upper reaches of the river, at least 3 million people are secreted and urinated. The water that flows from the dam to the canal and through the canal to the pipeline drinks the whole of Gujarat.
Namami Devi Narmada, as per Narmada Sarva De Sutra, she is now polluting. Chemicals, soaps, acids, cosmetics, sanitary napkins, plastic water used by 30 to 50 lakhs people are banned. In Sabarmati, the treatment of waste water of 5 lakh people in Ahmedabad under the vessel is discharged and it is acidic. This is what is happening in Narmada Dam. So people should use that water only by making rainwater stitches underground. If this can happen in Sabarmati, this is happening in Narmada as well.
It is the duty of the Government of Gujarat to stop the people of Gujarat from drinking dirty water. There will be no state in the world like Gujarat where 5 million people drink sewage polluted water. In January 2019, Narmada’s water became black. The true cause of this has been hidden by Gujarat Water Supply Board and Narmada Corporation. One of the things that confessed was that the water became black as bacteria became more abundant. Hydraulic sulfate was also found at that time.
Mahesh Pandya, an Pariyavan Mitra – environmental friend, says that 90 per cent of the sewage, livestock and industries of Narmada bsnks are left in Narmada river. The water that the whole of Gujarat consumes. They should not let the water in the river so that the Gujarat government should fortify the Madhya Pradesh for the benefit of the people. Treat it. The Gujarat government should stop going to the Green Tribunal and force people to take action for this.
Former Narmada department minister Jayanarayan Vyas says, “There is no blame on the men, the taps and the water. The water does not get touched. The purification is done. Biodegradable impurities are destroyed. Sunlight is. For not destroying the camel’s uncleanness. 9 million acre feet of water is flooded. 4.15 million water a year. Therefore, impurities do not live in water. But chemicals can stay that way. ”
Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board has examined Narmada Kund, Koti Tirtha Ghat, Ramghat, Pushkar Dam, Kapil Sangam and Kapil Dhara at six places of Narmada water after Shivratri filled the fair on the origin of the sacred Narmada, which originates from Amarkantak. In which the coliform was found to be bacteria in Narmada waters in Amarkantak. Which is caused by human feces.
According to the PCB report, coliform volume was found to be 500 MPN per 100 ml at Koti Tirtha, 300 MP at Ramghat and 220 MPN per 100 ml at Pushkar Dam. However, according to the standards, this amount in drinking water should be 50 or less MPN per 100 ml. Thus human feces and urine are being poured into the river from Amarkantak. Most of the water is not treated. Therefore, the Government of Gujarat should be forced to set up a treatment plant wherever the people of Madhya Pradesh collect water, urine, sewer water for the health of the people so that the health of the people of Gujarat will be good.
Rajendra Singh, known as a water man, has expressed fear that Narmada will be included in the country’s polluted rivers.
The population of the districts included in the Narmada basin was around 78 lakhs, while according to 2011 census the population of these districts has reached over 1 crore. The population burden on the Narmada Valley has increased more than five times in almost a hundred years. Apparently, the burden of exploitation and pollution on Narmada and its rivers has increased.
The lane goes to the banks of the Narmada
On the banks of the Narmada, 52 big and small cities, villages and thousands of factories meet, urine and sewer water and other polluted water come into Narmada.
Jabalpur is the largest city on the banks of the Narmada, with a population of 11 million. There is no central sewer system for evacuating domestic drainage. Most of the city has septic tank toilets. Jabalpur has a total of 1000 km long sewers, of which 52% is raw. In 2015, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) declared a portion of Narmada going through Jabalpur as polluted. Most of the four major cities – Omati, Khanderi, Shah and Moti – collect sewage from the sewer in Narmada. Which people of Gujarat drink.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board, in the year 2005-06, 143.3 MLD of sewage was discharged daily from Jabalpur city which had no filtering system. Currently 200 mL of water is released. In recent years, two sewage treatment plants (STPs) with capacity of 150 and 400 KLD have been installed at Gorighat here, while 50 MLD capacity STP has been completed at Kathonda. Which is insufficient.
This sewage treatment plant will not be fully operational unless a centralized sewer network is created in these cities. This work can take years. Until then, feces from the septic tank will continue to reach the rivers.
Dirty water in Narmada
There are 100-150 dairies in Jabalpur, which are fed by the milk-fed cattle. Despite the NGTA’s strict mandate, the wastewater from dairies is released into rivers. The rivers of the state have been turned into dung rivers. PCB has issued a notice for setting up water purification plants for dairies. But this instruction could not be strictly followed.
Amid growing concerns over protecting Narmada from pollution, the PCB issued a report last December stating that Narmada’s water quality at various monitoring stations was satisfactory. Based on this report, Narmada water is being declared safe for drinking. However, people like Nazpande associated with environmental protection are questioning the way the PCB is investigated. He says the river water samples were taken from the middle of the river stream rather than along the bank. He has also applied for NGT in this regard. On the other hand, PCB officials say that water samples have been taken on the basis of procedures. By the way, it can also be seen that Narmada Ganga is not as dirty as Yamuna. But maintaining this hygiene is a big challenge.
Savita Dikshit of the Applied Chemistry Department at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology in Bhopal also says that the water quality of Narmada has improved since 2007. He conducted a Narmada water quality test in Hoshangabad in 2007. According to their research, the nitrate was found to be higher in the lower stream than in the Narmada stream. This also indicates domestic sewage and industry dirt in Narmada.
Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board may describe Narmada as very relevant, but the Central Pollution Control Board’s 2015 report presents a different picture. According to this report, 160 km between Mandla and Bhadaghat in Narmada Madhya Pradesh, between Nemawar and Garudeshwar to Bharuch from Sathani Ghat in Gujarat.
There is pollution within km.
Jabalpur, Hoshangabad and Nemawar are the major cities of Madhya Pradesh which are polluting Narmada. The maximum amount of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) in Narmada that passes through these cities is 3 to 9.9 milligrams per liter, which should not be more than 3. In Gujarat, maximum quantity of BOD has been found upto 5 mg per liter in Bolav, Garudeshwar and Bharuch. This CPCB study is based on data from the years 2009 to 2012. Surprisingly, in just two or three years, Narmada was transformed from a contaminated state to a clean river.
PCB’s Executive Engineer H.S. Malviya blamed Narmada’s water quality improvement as a result of government efforts. These efforts include setting up sewage treatment plants in cities like Hoshangabad and Jabalpur, turning dirty sewage, filtering plants in Amarkantak and taking action against municipalities and factories that pollute drain lines and Narmada in Dindori. Malviya says the sewage in Narmada at Korighat, Hoshangabad, has been diverted back to the sewage treatment plant. The drain was the major cause of Narmada pollution in Hoshangabad city. Extensive awareness campaigns are being conducted to keep the rivers together. Simultaneously, action has been taken against the industrial units of Amarkantak, Dindori, Bhadaghat, Jabalpur, Omkareshwar, Mandleshwar, Maheshwar (Pollution Prevention and Control) Act, 1974. Malviya believes. (Original translated from Gujarati report. Please read Gujarati report on this website on any doubts)