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Alarmed at post-Kumbh mess in Prayagraj, NGT warns of epidemic

prasad1

Well-known member
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has expressed unhappiness over the solid waste that has accumulated in Prayagraj after the 49-day Kumbh Mela, bringing the city to the verge of an epidemic. The Kumbh Mela began on January 15 and concluded on March 4.

Pulling up the UP chief secretary for the severe lapse, the NGT has instructed him to appear before it on April 26 and take urgent steps to dispose of the solid waste and fix accountability of officers in this regard.

The tribunal had appointed a committee to see to it that the Ganga did not get polluted further during the Kumbh Mela. The present order of the NGT is based on this committee’s report.

According to the report filed by the committee headed by Justice Arun Tandon, the NGT mentioned the situation in the area was alarming and it needed to be dealt with on an urgent basis to avoid the spread of epidemics.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said accountability must be fixed at the ground level and personal supervision by senior level officers ensured.

Quoting the UP chief secretary, the NGT report said 60,000 metric tonnes (mt) of untreated solid waste got collected at the Baswar solid waste treatment plant. Out of this, 18,000 mt waste was generated at the Kumbh Mela even as the plant was not operational since September 2018.

The NGT report predicted a rise in cases of acute diarrhoea, enteric fever, viral hepatitis and cholera.

The tribunal said groundwater too had been polluted.

“Dirty water from toilets was being collected in kutcha pits. The base of the soak pits had not been lined and the dirty water could percolate underground,” the report said.

NGT said the Ganga was left in the lurch. “The committee found that a large number of toilets were constructed in camps on the Arail side, very close to the river.

The Rajapur Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) received excess sewage than the installed capacity. Only 50% of the Rajapur drain was being treated through geo tube (it extracts solid waste from the waste going in the drain so that only water enters it) and the remaining 50 per cent was being permitted to enter the Ganga without treatment,” NGT said.

Additional municipal commissioner, Prayagraj, Amrendra Verma, said the private firm ‘Hari Bhari’ was entrusted with the task of processing of solid waste at the Baswar plant and a notice had already been served on the corporation.

“The municipal corporation is not directly responsible for disposal of solid waste as the private firm has been allotted a tender for the job. Since the firm failed to do its work efficiently, a notice has been issued for completing the task at the earliest. Municipal Commissioner Ujjawal Kumar was directly monitoring waste disposal of the Kumbh Mela but he is on leave and will be back after a couple of days,” he added.

Divisional Commissioner, Prayagraj, Ashish Kumar Goel, who is also the chairman of the Kumbh Mela Authority—the main organizing body of the fair— said that facts regarding disposal of solid waste would be placed before the tribunal.

“We have done our best. Responsibility will be fixed on officials for the laxity. By any means, this mela was better than any of the previous ones,” he said. The tribunal said the sewage treatment plant at Salori too was not working satisfactorily.

“It had more sewage than it could treat. The geo tube was not working satisfactorily and 50 per cent of the sewage from the drain was trapped and the rest was going into the Ganga,” the tribunal said.

Coming down hard on the much talked-about geo-tube technology, NGT dubbed it a failure.

NGT said, “The Mawaiya Nala, where the technology has been adopted, had a bypass because of which untreated water from the drain entered the Ganga. The committee also found that there existed a big, dirty water pond at Parmarth Niketan Arail and human excreta was seen floating in it.”



OH please do not criticize Ardh Kumbha Mela, it was proclaimed as the most successful Mela, that too organized by the Saffron CM.
 

prasad1

Well-known member





Month after the mega Kumbha Mela that was attended by millions of devotees, the Praygraj administration has still not been able to clear the banks of Ganga. The inaction has resulted in solid waste collected over period of three months rotting on the ‘Arali’ side of the river. The National Green Tribunal has even issued an epidemic warning for the city. After April 23 hearing, the UP chief secretary will be present in the green court to propose the measures for tackling the issue.



In previous hearing, taking note of a report filed by a committee headed by Justice Arun Tandon, the NGT said the situation in the area was alarming and it needed to be dealt with on an urgent basis to avoid the spread of epidemics.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said accountability must be fixed at the ground level and personal supervision by senior level officers ensured.

 

Jaykay767

Well-known member
Not surprised !! Unfortunately everything this govt says is a jumla !!

Nothing happens on the ground, a but a new delusional world has been created on wahtsapp for its right wing followers. LOL.

And their supporters are more than happy to buy it and then propagate it all over.

Pl note the more you propagate this govt, people will only be reminded of their failure to keep the 2014 promises.

LOL.
 

Jaykay767

Well-known member
It has become a dictum for the right wing to proclaim any and all news on the mainstream media as fake news !! No surprises if one proclaims this as fake news !!
 

Janaki Jambunathan

Well-known member
No outbrake of any epidemic has been reported - but an endemic among a small community of Thomases persists post Ganga Cruise on India Today at 7PM tonight!

The manifestation of this endemic is fully captured in this age old song - true it has no cure!

சந்தேகம் தீராத வியாதி-அது
வந்தாலே தடுமாறும் அறிவென்னும்-ஜோதி!
(சந்)

சிந்தித்துப் பார்க்க விடாது-யாரையும்
நிந்தித்துப் பழிபேச அது தயங்காது! (சந்)
தான் பெற்ற பிள்ளையைத் தாயாரின் உள்ளமே
தவறாக எண்ண வழி செய்யுமே!
காணாத ஏதேதோ கற்பனைகள் காட்டுமே!
வீணாக முன் கோப மூட்டுமே!
தேன் சொட்டும் வாக்கையே விஷமாக மாற்றுமே!
தீயாகப் பிறர் நெஞ்சை வாட்டுமே!
தெளிவான மனதிலும் குழப்பம் உண்டாக்குமே!
திசை மாறித் திண்டாட வைக்குமே!
 

renuka

Well-known member
I dont understand why when earth is Bhu Devi..India is Bharata Mata..Ganga is a Goddess YET Hindus dont feel a bit guilty to litter and polute places that too sacred places during a religious festival.

For Gods sake I do not even throw a piece of paper out of my car....the guilt feeling of littering would kill me!
 

Janaki Jambunathan

Well-known member
I dont understand why when earth is Bhu Devi..India is Bharata Mata..Ganga is a Goddess YET Hindus dont feel a bit guilty to litter and polute places that too sacred places during a religious festival.

For Gods sake I do not even throw a piece of paper out of my car....the guilt feeling of littering would kill me!
Swatch Bharath is happening!


Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has fined a man for spitting pan masala at a public place in what it claims is the first case of its kind in the country.

 
Swatch Bharath is happening!


Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has fined a man for spitting pan masala at a public place in what it claims is the first case of its kind in the country.

No outbrake of any epidemic has been reported - but an endemic among a small community of Thomases persists post Ganga Cruise on India Today at 7PM tonight!

The manifestation of this endemic is fully captured in this age old song - true it has no cure!

சந்தேகம் தீராத வியாதி-அது
வந்தாலே தடுமாறும் அறிவென்னும்-ஜோதி!
(சந்)

சிந்தித்துப் பார்க்க விடாது-யாரையும்
நிந்தித்துப் பழிபேச அது தயங்காது! (சந்)
தான் பெற்ற பிள்ளையைத் தாயாரின் உள்ளமே
தவறாக எண்ண வழி செய்யுமே!
காணாத ஏதேதோ கற்பனைகள் காட்டுமே!
வீணாக முன் கோப மூட்டுமே!
தேன் சொட்டும் வாக்கையே விஷமாக மாற்றுமே!
தீயாகப் பிறர் நெஞ்சை வாட்டுமே!
தெளிவான மனதிலும் குழப்பம் உண்டாக்குமே!
திசை மாறித் திண்டாட வைக்குமே!
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has expressed unhappiness over the solid waste that has accumulated in Prayagraj after the 49-day Kumbh Mela, bringing the city to the verge of an epidemic. The Kumbh Mela began on January 15 and concluded on March 4.

Pulling up the UP chief secretary for the severe lapse, the NGT has instructed him to appear before it on April 26 and take urgent steps to dispose of the solid waste and fix accountability of officers in this regard.

The tribunal had appointed a committee to see to it that the Ganga did not get polluted further during the Kumbh Mela. The present order of the NGT is based on this committee’s report.

According to the report filed by the committee headed by Justice Arun Tandon, the NGT mentioned the situation in the area was alarming and it needed to be dealt with on an urgent basis to avoid the spread of epidemics.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said accountability must be fixed at the ground level and personal supervision by senior level officers ensured.

Quoting the UP chief secretary, the NGT report said 60,000 metric tonnes (mt) of untreated solid waste got collected at the Baswar solid waste treatment plant. Out of this, 18,000 mt waste was generated at the Kumbh Mela even as the plant was not operational since September 2018.

The NGT report predicted a rise in cases of acute diarrhoea, enteric fever, viral hepatitis and cholera.

The tribunal said groundwater too had been polluted.

“Dirty water from toilets was being collected in kutcha pits. The base of the soak pits had not been lined and the dirty water could percolate underground,” the report said.

NGT said the Ganga was left in the lurch. “The committee found that a large number of toilets were constructed in camps on the Arail side, very close to the river.

The Rajapur Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) received excess sewage than the installed capacity. Only 50% of the Rajapur drain was being treated through geo tube (it extracts solid waste from the waste going in the drain so that only water enters it) and the remaining 50 per cent was being permitted to enter the Ganga without treatment,” NGT said.

Additional municipal commissioner, Prayagraj, Amrendra Verma, said the private firm ‘Hari Bhari’ was entrusted with the task of processing of solid waste at the Baswar plant and a notice had already been served on the corporation.

“The municipal corporation is not directly responsible for disposal of solid waste as the private firm has been allotted a tender for the job. Since the firm failed to do its work efficiently, a notice has been issued for completing the task at the earliest. Municipal Commissioner Ujjawal Kumar was directly monitoring waste disposal of the Kumbh Mela but he is on leave and will be back after a couple of days,” he added.

Divisional Commissioner, Prayagraj, Ashish Kumar Goel, who is also the chairman of the Kumbh Mela Authority—the main organizing body of the fair— said that facts regarding disposal of solid waste would be placed before the tribunal.

“We have done our best. Responsibility will be fixed on officials for the laxity. By any means, this mela was better than any of the previous ones,” he said. The tribunal said the sewage treatment plant at Salori too was not working satisfactorily.

“It had more sewage than it could treat. The geo tube was not working satisfactorily and 50 per cent of the sewage from the drain was trapped and the rest was going into the Ganga,” the tribunal said.

Coming down hard on the much talked-about geo-tube technology, NGT dubbed it a failure.

NGT said, “The Mawaiya Nala, where the technology has been adopted, had a bypass because of which untreated water from the drain entered the Ganga. The committee also found that there existed a big, dirty water pond at Parmarth Niketan Arail and human excreta was seen floating in it.”



OH please do not criticize Ardh Kumbha Mela, it was proclaimed as the most successful Mela, that too organized by the Saffron CM.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has expressed unhappiness over the solid waste that has accumulated in Prayagraj after the 49-day Kumbh Mela, bringing the city to the verge of an epidemic. The Kumbh Mela began on January 15 and concluded on March 4.

Pulling up the UP chief secretary for the severe lapse, the NGT has instructed him to appear before it on April 26 and take urgent steps to dispose of the solid waste and fix accountability of officers in this regard.

The tribunal had appointed a committee to see to it that the Ganga did not get polluted further during the Kumbh Mela. The present order of the NGT is based on this committee’s report.

According to the report filed by the committee headed by Justice Arun Tandon, the NGT mentioned the situation in the area was alarming and it needed to be dealt with on an urgent basis to avoid the spread of epidemics.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said accountability must be fixed at the ground level and personal supervision by senior level officers ensured.

Quoting the UP chief secretary, the NGT report said 60,000 metric tonnes (mt) of untreated solid waste got collected at the Baswar solid waste treatment plant. Out of this, 18,000 mt waste was generated at the Kumbh Mela even as the plant was not operational since September 2018.

The NGT report predicted a rise in cases of acute diarrhoea, enteric fever, viral hepatitis and cholera.

The tribunal said groundwater too had been polluted.

“Dirty water from toilets was being collected in kutcha pits. The base of the soak pits had not been lined and the dirty water could percolate underground,” the report said.

NGT said the Ganga was left in the lurch. “The committee found that a large number of toilets were constructed in camps on the Arail side, very close to the river.

The Rajapur Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) received excess sewage than the installed capacity. Only 50% of the Rajapur drain was being treated through geo tube (it extracts solid waste from the waste going in the drain so that only water enters it) and the remaining 50 per cent was being permitted to enter the Ganga without treatment,” NGT said.

Additional municipal commissioner, Prayagraj, Amrendra Verma, said the private firm ‘Hari Bhari’ was entrusted with the task of processing of solid waste at the Baswar plant and a notice had already been served on the corporation.

“The municipal corporation is not directly responsible for disposal of solid waste as the private firm has been allotted a tender for the job. Since the firm failed to do its work efficiently, a notice has been issued for completing the task at the earliest. Municipal Commissioner Ujjawal Kumar was directly monitoring waste disposal of the Kumbh Mela but he is on leave and will be back after a couple of days,” he added.

Divisional Commissioner, Prayagraj, Ashish Kumar Goel, who is also the chairman of the Kumbh Mela Authority—the main organizing body of the fair— said that facts regarding disposal of solid waste would be placed before the tribunal.

“We have done our best. Responsibility will be fixed on officials for the laxity. By any means, this mela was better than any of the previous ones,” he said. The tribunal said the sewage treatment plant at Salori too was not working satisfactorily.

“It had more sewage than it could treat. The geo tube was not working satisfactorily and 50 per cent of the sewage from the drain was trapped and the rest was going into the Ganga,” the tribunal said.

Coming down hard on the much talked-about geo-tube technology, NGT dubbed it a failure.

NGT said, “The Mawaiya Nala, where the technology has been adopted, had a bypass because of which untreated water from the drain entered the Ganga. The committee also found that there existed a big, dirty water pond at Parmarth Niketan Arail and human excreta was seen floating in it.”



OH please do not criticize Ardh Kumbha Mela, it was proclaimed as the most successful Mela, that too organized by the Saffron CM.
I had been on a Kasi yatra last month and was appalled seeing the filth and garbage piled up in Prayag ghats and our PMs pet constituency Varanasi. My grandfather would tell us those days that Assi Ghat should be referred to as Asingam Ghat with all the filth floating around and he would wonder as to how he would get Punyam by bathing in Asingam (Assi) Ghat.
After all these years the same question went through my mind too because Assi Ghat had become Super Asingam Ghat and all the filth and garbage which is visible thru and thru during the day time is beautifully camouflaged with lights after evening and the massive hype created around Ganga Arati.
You cannot manage to take any photos of Ganga at Kasi without the backdrop of garbage, locals washing their clothes and utensils along the ghats and children and adults using the river as their toilet for their day to day ablutions.
Hats off to Swacch Bharat!!
 

prasad1

Well-known member
I had been on a Kasi yatra last month and was appalled seeing the filth and garbage piled up in Prayag ghats and our PMs pet constituency Varanasi. My grandfather would tell us those days that Assi Ghat should be referred to as Asingam Ghat with all the filth floating around and he would wonder as to how he would get Punyam by bathing in Asingam (Assi) Ghat.
After all these years the same question went through my mind too because Assi Ghat had become Super Asingam Ghat and all the filth and garbage which is visible thru and thru during the day time is beautifully camouflaged with lights after evening and the massive hype created around Ganga Arati.
You cannot manage to take any photos of Ganga at Kasi without the backdrop of garbage, locals washing their clothes and utensils along the ghats and children and adults using the river as their toilet for their day to day ablutions.
Hats off to Swacch Bharat!!
Welcome.
 

Janaki Jambunathan

Well-known member
Post Kumbha mess Priyanka does ஆசமனம் at Prayagraj and starts her Ganga Yatra to assi or rather achi ghat in Varanasi!

See the Congress poster girl endorsing swatch bharath !

 

prasad1

Well-known member
Post Kumbha mess Priyanka does ஆசமனம் at Prayagraj and starts her Ganga Yatra to assi or rather achi ghat in Varanasi!

See the Congress poster girl endorsing swatch bharath !

Does it matter?
One politician saying something, may or may not be fact.
Yudhisthir
Aswathhama hatha (and then he murmured) iti Narova Kunjarova.
The point is facts do not lie and countering the facts (eye witness, and photographs) by utterances of one other politician of different color does not disprove the fact.
I have no horse in this race.

Modi is a great salesman, but that is all.
I am not a Modi-bhakt, but at the same time, I am not a bhakt of any other mortal either.
 
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Janaki Jambunathan

Well-known member
Someones grand father a pilgrim to Varnanai calling it Asingam & that is welcome Here கொள்ளு, எள்ளு தாத்தாs were not visitors but popular leaders of the Nation even before independence from Prayag Raj - an endorsement by a member of that family - not welcome ! No horse in race but a pony to ride!

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni'.
 

krish44

Well-known member
If anyone wants a ganga bath , it is wise to take a boat from Assi ghat to strip of land in the river 200 yards


away and take a

dip in ganga nearby.

Here priests , some from andhra are available.

Water is also cleaner.
 

Kodukku

Member
The divine and grand event....

Beyond Ganga and Yamuna: replicating a successful river cleanup

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At the Allahabad Kumbh this year, devotees dipped in unusually clean waters. Can other rivers be similarly salvaged?

It’s a sea of humanity. The largest gathering of people on earth. The Kumbh Mela, a festival for salvation for the faithful, is centred around water. The gathering this year in Allahabad (renamed Prayagraj) is remarkable for one thing: the Ganga and Yamuna, at their confluence, are not polluted at all. For those who have visited the Kumbh on earlier occasions, this is a pleasant surprise.

Read more at: https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/beyond-ganga-and-yamuna-replicating-a-successful-river-cleanup/article26215386.ece
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Kumbh Mela 2019: What it takes to clean the world’s largest religious gathering

A total of 20,000 sanitation workers have been employed for the cleaning of the Kumbh Mela — half by the Health Department and the rest through outsourced vendors.

1556972651027-png.7374 Alarmed at post-Kumbh mess in Prayagraj, NGT warns of epidemic


Read more at: https://indianexpress.com/photos/india-news/kumbh-mela-2019-what-it-takes-to-clean-the-worlds-largest-religious-gathering-5549801/

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Kumbh 2019: This Is How Ganga Is Being Kept Clean During The Kumbh Mela

To ensure clean Ganga water for the devotees visiting the Kumbh from various parts of the world, the Ganga Pollution Control Unit, the Jal Board and the State Mission for Clean Ganga of Uttar Pradesh have taken up various measures to treat the wastewater emptying into the river

Read more at: https://swachhindia.ndtv.com/kumbh-2019-this-is-how-ganga-is-being-kept-clean-during-the-kumbh-mela-30323/
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Swachh Kumbh: Uttar Pradesh Government Aims To Set An Example Of Cleanliness At Kumbh Mela

Special emphasis is being laid on cleanliness and hygiene by building toilets, placing dustbins and managing the drainage system as Prayagraj(Allahabad) gears up to receive millions of pilgrimage during the Kumbh Mela which will be held from January 15 to March 4 on the bank of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati confluence called ‘the Sangam’

Read more at: https://swachhindia.ndtv.com/swachcha-kumbh-uttar-pradesh-government-aims-to-set-an-example-of-cleanliness-at-kumbh-mela-29947/
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The left wing biased minds will always look for something to complain
keep the members entertaining.

It is their modus operandi to make a hill out of a mole...

Today it is Ganga and tomorrow it may be Yamuna of Delhi…..LOL
 
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