Three Civic Bodies got HC Notice

Three Civic Bodies got HC Notice

Three civic bodies got notice from Odisha High Court on Tuesday to notify them about the swage treatment. The direction came after a report submitted by the State Pollution Control Board. Due to unabated release of untreated sewage and effluents into rivers, the rivers became toxic.  The three civic bodies are Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur and Rourkela. A bench headed by Chief Justice S Muralidhar issued the notice to civic body.

The bench was adjudicating a petition, which had alleged that untreated sewage released into the Kathajodi river in Cuttack city polluted the river alarmingly. The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) had, however, assured the court that it is taking necessary steps to divert the sewage to a nearby treatment plant.

The court expressed displeasure over the civic bodies’ practice of releasing sewage and effluents into the river without bothering to set up sewage treatment plants. It ordered the officials of the three civic bodies to remain physically present in the court during the next hearing on Friday.

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