Mangaluru: DC seeks accurate assessment of noise, air pollution caused by MRPL

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Sep 17: Dakshina Kannada (DK) deputy commissioner (DC), Dr K V Rajendra, instructed the concerned to accurately assess the noise and air pollution caused by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) around Jokatte here.

He was speaking at a meeting held on Wednesday September 16 to discuss the problems faced by locals because of the third phase coke and sulphur unit established by MRPL there.The meeting was presided over by the district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary.

The DC observed that complaints are being received from people living around the said area about the increasing pollution giving rise to problems. He advised MRPL to respond to the issue, give a hearing to the problems of the people and address them.

He noted that Kulur - Jokatte road is full of large sized potholes which have been created because of leading industrial units which use this road. He accordingly instructed Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board officials to get the repair work of the done through the industries. Noting that there are complaints about problems created by heavy vehicles that are seen parked on the road at night, he said the police would be suitably instructed to regulate traffic to avoid accidents.

Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary promised to respond to the complaints of the people from Jokatte area. MLA, Umanath Kotian, said that the locals have been fighting against pollution in their area since several years, and pledged his support to them. He asked the district administration to respond to the needs of the area.

Deputy commissioner of police, Arunangshu Giri, deputy conservator of forests, Dr Karikalan, city (north) assistant comisisoner of police, Belliappa, leaders, Muneer Katipalla, taluk panchayat member, Bashreer Ahmed, officials of MRPL and Special Economic Zone, as well as local leaders were present.



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  • Shuba, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    It would be nice if DC takes up the issues that trouble the peace of many people viz;. pollution. Unwanted noise from the public speakers of religious places several times a day; the speakers or a line to awake those who are interested in their own houses can be done with wireless instruments instead of disturbing all people, elderly and the infants. Also the noise from the factories and other equipments...decimal required to be checked. This may be a difficult task but if all human beings think of the serenity and importance of the wellbeing of all individuals then this can be done without hassles.

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  • bala, Urwa

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    Both MRPL and NMPT voilating norms by the government. But no action.

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  • Praveen, surathkall

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    ...all the norms and rules are for small industries not for corporates!!!
    Has anyone raised alarm on industrial liquid waste flowing to arabian sea from these BIG industries??

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  • MELWYN, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    All these industries are located in industrial zone only were all parameters of green belt are taken care

    But refer to our grate Mangalure smart city so many vehicle service centers , hazards work shops are developed in commercial and residential zone which are creating pollution to general public by means of paintings polishing for both vehicles and structural items using hazardous chemicals that causes cancerous cells in human body , Against this Karnataka pollution control as well as Environment department City corporation is least bother about this even after public complaint . Almost all these units are illegal and running without licences. Garages are allowed in river bangs , and even the aeras were drainage system is not available . Heavy structural works are carried out just adjacent to NH roads. Honorable DC has to take a round in KULUR -Kavoor Road and in NH 66 road from Kulur to Kottara and study the area of Pollution by vehichle show rooms and work shops.

    This is what happen in Mangaluru Smart city.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    In the first instance, why permission was granted to build such industries in the heart of the city and residential area ?
    Is that close proximity to the sea port ? To save the cost of transportation peoples health and life is put in hazardous situation. What is the alternative/solution ?

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    ... in the heart of the city & residential area ! What a joke.
    MRPL was outside City corporation limit when started. Of course new houses came in surroundings of MRPL later.
    If MRPL won’t import oil from gulf, then you will be jobless in Kuwait.

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  • S.F.H, Indian

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    Mr. Kishore, forget about jobs in Kuwait, If MRPL wont import oil from gulf how we indians will survive..think about that

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    Yes we have to permanently forget jobs in Kuwait, many of which is obtained by fake certificates .
    ... already corona & low oil demand has made 4.5 lakh Gulf expatriates to return to India in just 5 months. Think about it 🤔

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    A refinery like MRPL should be atleast 100 km from residential areas. This is the reason many rich countries dont have refineries of their own. They depend on third world countries for refining. Know your facts before joking around.

    MRPL was built right within populated area because enough people have taken Haftha from this deal. Not sure if they are alive or dead now, but the people of this region will suffer unto death.

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    Go at 4:00 a.m in morning & see the amount of pollutants pumped into air from the chimneys. If u see this you will not want to live in Kudla. If people do not raise voice against locating hazardous industries in eco fragile coast & ghats be ready ti face wrath of global warming, tornadoes, storms, cloud bursts, sea erosion, floods & land slides

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  • Panduranga Kamath, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    Please stop using LPG, Petrol Deisel.

    Use Kattige, walk to work and burn candles.

    MRPL will get closed.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    It is not only air and noise pollution in the surrounding areas of MRPL,. What about water pollution in the surrounding area of MRPL, people cannot use the water for daily use because of the effluents of MRPL. The news does do mention about water being polluted.

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    ... why only government owned MRPL is singled out. BASF is releasing more toxic pollutants into sea than MRPL. Many industries in Baikampady area are releasing effluents without treating, directly to sea. KSPCB is blind about it. MRPL has air, water monitoring facilities before releasing to environment which the general public can access.

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