High court orders inquiry into Pachanady garbage water mixing with Phalguni river

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jul 9: The district legal services authority has filed a report with the high court (HC), stating that the effluents flowing out of the garbage dump at Pachanady join River Phalguni. The report was submitted to the division bench of the high court (HC) comprising Chief Justice A S Oka and Justice Ashok Nijagannavar on Thursday July 8. The report was handed over to the bench by the legal representatives the authority, Sridhar Prabhu. The bench directed Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to dispute an officer immediately to the spot, find out the current status and file a report with the court within a week.

Garbage water mixing into river at Maravoor dam

The report says that based on complaints from the people, representatives of the authority visited Pachanady and Mandara villages where the garbage dump of the city is located.

"The locals expressed anguish at the negligence of the officials. Dirty water, which is black in colour, is pouring out of the solid waste landfill site and joining River Phalguni. A dam has been built across this river at Maravoor from where drinking water is supplied to the city and surrounding areas," the report states. "We went by walk for about two to three km till Srimantha Rajaguliga Daivasthana and checked the facts. Black water gets mixed with clean water here. Water from all the streams and tributaries join River Phalguni which supplies drinking water. Therefore the people are worried about the chances of the spread of infectious diseases," the report added.

The report also mentions that pouring of effluents into the river will result in human-made disaster and lives of the people will be in peril. The environment too will be harmed, it adds.







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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Fri, Jul 09 2021

    Someone suggested to make Tea out of Gutter Water ...

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 09 2021

    If everything related to public problems is taken to high court or supreme courts then why local admin and distric admin is required, what elected represenative are doing ,

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  • Sp, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 09 2021

    Pachanady landfill is used beyond capacity. Either there is a landslide, and now this. Why haven't they identified a new place for landfill?

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  • S.P.dsouza advocate, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 09 2021

    These problems will continue till our corporators sleep without having any sense of responsibility or accountability. We want political parties to rope in educated and technically sound candidates to contest the corporation polls. There has to be master plan for next 50 years and execute it not for the benefit of few but for the benefit of public

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