Earlier Board has received public complaints with respect to water pollution of Ganda nallah due to discharge of waste water by these three industries. In this matter Revenue Divisional Commissioner on his fifth meeting conducted on September 15 last year taken a decision and accordingly the Collector and District Magistrate, Jajpur has constituted one committee by involving the different officials and two members from the nearby villages for periodical monitoring the water quality of the respective nallah on quarterly basis.
Now, the analysis report by the SPCB revealed that the parameters with respect to Total Suspended Solids and Cyanide at confluence point of Satabansia nallah and Ganda nallah is higher than prescribed standard by the Board. Also cyanide content at Ganda nallah at different points were observed to be higher against prescribed standard of 0.05 mg/l. Here it is noted that standard of cyanide in surface water is 0.05 mg/l and in industrial effluent discharged to inland surface water bodies is 0.2 mg/l.
Similarly, the parameters with respect to Cyanide at outlet of Jindal and Neelachal Ispat at Ganda nallah is higher than prescribed standard, informed Dr. A. Mallick, Environment Scientist with SPCB, who was also a member of inspection team.
After this inspection SPCB has given various recommendations to these companies to follow. OPCB has asked to these companies to adopt zero discharge concept and provide storage facilities for recycle/reuse of treated effluent to the maximum extent in the premises. The Board also recommended to Jindal for using the temporary ash pond (which is lying idle) to store all seepage, leakages and excess treat effluent to avoid any discharge to Ganda nallah. But none of these measures have not worked out.