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Govt claims decaying matter polluted Narmada


GANDHINAGAR: Even as the reason for Narmada dam water in the upstream getting polluted stays a thriller, leader minister Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday that strict tracking is being executed to forestall any pollution.

The provide from the Narmada Dam used to be resumed after the Gujarat Water Supply and Sewage Board (GWSSB) declared that the water for protected for intake. JP Gupta, important secretary, water resources then again claimed that the sulphide pollution of Narmada waters used to be not due to chemical dumping but brought about by natural decay of living subject!

Rupani’s assurance comes following TOI’s document published on Tuesday revealing high sulphide ranges in Narmada water and that the samples had failed bacteriological exams. GWSSB had stopped drinking water provide from canals in Narmada, Chhota Udepur and parts of Vadodara after high ranges of sulphide contamination used to be found in water samples taken four days ago.

"Elevated levels of hydrogen sulphide were caused due to anaerobic decomposition of organic matter—a process that released hydrogen sulphide when dissolved oxygen levels go down. There is no evidence of any industrial chemical dumping," Gupta said. Congress additionally latched directly to the problem to hit out at the state government. On Tuesday, GWSSB said that the fresh water samples taken from the dam and the canal didn't display any signs of contamination.


However, water samples taken by four days ago painted a special image. These samples are in the technique of being examined at Gujarat Environment Management Institute (GEMI) laboratory in Gandhinagar. Highly placed assets in the water provide division declare that samples from Bodeli branch canal of the Narmada had pointed to “inorganic sulphide” indicating presence of commercial waste.


“If the investigation seems true, then this can be a subject of serious worry for us,” said a senior government reliable. Sources added that 15% samples despatched to GEMI were not are compatible for exams. GEMI has written to GWSSB on obligatory procedures that want to be followed while accumulating samples.


Gupta reiterated that the water is protected for intake now and said, “We have put in position stringent high quality tracking of Narmada waters. Water samples, both prior to treatment and submit treatment will probably be examined for any contamination. Today water provide to Ahmedabad and other cities were taken and there used to be no issue. Flow of the water in canal is faster than even rivers. Therefore, massive scale contamination isn't imaginable.“




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