High Court orders investigation into mixing of Pachanady wastewater with Phalguni river


Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (SP)

Bangalore, July 9: The district legal services authority has filed a report with the High Court (HC), indicating that the effluent flowing from the Pachanady landfill joins the Phalguni River. The report was submitted to the High Court (HC) Division Chamber comprising Chief Justice AS Oka and Judge Ashok Nijagannavar on Thursday, July 8. The report was handed over to the judiciary by the legal representatives of the authority, Sridhar Prabhu. The bench ordered the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to immediately challenge an officer there, learn about the current status and file a report with the court within a week.

Garbage water mixing in the river at Maravoor Dam

The report indicates that on the basis of complaints from the population, representatives of the authority visited the villages of Pachanady and Mandara where the city’s dump is located.

“Residents have expressed their anguish at the negligence of the authorities. Dirty water, black in color, flows from the solid waste dump and joins the Phalguni river. A dam has been built on this river at Maravoor d ‘where clean water is supplied to the city and surrounding areas, “the report said.” We walked about two to three kilometers to Srimantha Rajaguliga Daivasthana and checked the facts. Here, black water mixes with clean water. Water from all streams and tributaries joins the Phalguni River which provides drinking water. the risks of spreading infectious diseases, ”the report adds.

The report also mentions that the discharge of effluents into the river will result in a man-made disaster and that the lives of the population will be in danger. The environment will also be affected, he adds.


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