July 1, 2008
Gomti Finds a Saviour in State Govt
LUCKNOW: National general secretary of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and chairman of UP state advisory council (UPSAC), Satish Chandra Mishra has asked UP Jal Nigam to complete the dredging operations on river Gomti by July 9. Mishra along with urban development minister Nakul Dubey and a team of senior officials from urban development department inspected various sites of the river on Saturday.
The SAC chairman has also set July 10 as the deadline for works pertaining to installation of pipeline from Gomti pumping station to Bharwara where the new sewage treatment plant (STP) would be set up. The UP Jal Nigam has also been asked to complete the work pertaining to rising mains pipeline at Gaughat which supplies water to almost half of the state capital by the same date.
The menace of cattle colony also came up for discussion during the inspection. Mishra said that the cattle dung should not be thrown at the cattle colony situated near Gaughat and proper arrangements should be made in the colony.
The SAC chairman also took cognizance of the illegal encroachments on both sides of the river.
He said that the illegal encroachments should be removed by implementing urban Zamindari and Land Regulation Act (ZALR) at both sides of the river till 12 km.
Effective action should also be ensured for rehabilitating the displaced persons by arranging enough facilities.
The Times of India through its various reports has been highlighting all the above facts which lead to pollution in river Gomti.
The team also visited the STP in Daulatganj. Mishra later asked the officials to expedite the work of land acquisition for installation of a 100 mld STP at Balaganj and Daulantganj.
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