The CPCB report on water pollution by tanneries at Jajmau, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 30/07/2021

  • 30/07/2021

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) compliance report on water pollution by tanneries at Jajmau, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and water pollution at Rania, Kanpur Dehat and Rakhi Mandi, Kanpur Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.

The CPCB report was in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order, February 8, 2021 in the matter of O.A. No. 985/2019 with 986/2019. Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), Jajmau and Common Chrome Recovery Plant (CCRP), Jajmau were inspected by the teams of officials from CPCB on June 30, 2021 and June 17, 2021 respectively for compliance verification.

CETP, Jajmau was found operational during inspection and operating at an utilized capacity of 39.21 MLD but operating without valid consent. Further, flow meters installed at inlet of tannery channel, outlet of CETP and TEPH were found defunct. Total Chromium-3.6 mg/l has been detected in domestic sewage inlet at CETP which indicated that illegal operations were being carried out in Jajmau, Kanpur and chrome bearing effluent and sludge was being discharged into the domestic drains by tannery units at Jajmau, Kanpur.