Haryana has once again blamed the Delhi and Uttar Pradesh governments for polluting Haryana water flowing in Gurgaon canal. The state government has also sought the intervention of Central Pollution Control Board to pass necessary instructions to the concerned state governments so that the industrial waste is not discharged in Haryana waters.
While replying to a query raised by Congress legislator Aftab Ahmed during the ongoing budget session of Vidhan Sabha,Environment Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav mentioned that pollution of water flowing in Gurgaon canal is mainly due to discharge of untreated/ partially treated effluents of 26 drains of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh into river Yamuna in Delhi territory. The matter has been taken up by the state government with the Ministry of Environment and Forests,Government of India,the Central Pollution Control Board,governments of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh at various levels.
Ahmed in his query also asked if Haryana Pollution Control Board has conducted any study to gauge the ill-effects of the pollutants on farming in Haryana,to which Yadav replied negative.