CCP snaps water supply of over 20 houses for polluting rivers

A total of 147 notices were issued by the urban health department to residents in Ribandar, Mala and St Inez for polluting rivers and streams in their neighbourhoods with domestic sewage, 47 of which were sent to residents of Ribandar.

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The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has disconnected the water connections of seven houses in Ribandar, seven houses in Mala and 11 in St Inez for releasing sewage into water bodies, CCP mayor Uday Madkaikar said on Monday.

A total of 147 notices were issued by the urban health department to residents in Ribandar, Mala and St Inez for polluting rivers and streams in their neighbourhoods with domestic sewage, 47 of which were sent to residents of Ribandar.

Earlier this month, health minster Vishwajit Rane had said the department had begun to crack down on release of sewage into water bodies, with action already taken against almost 100 violators. “The government received directions from the NGT to issue notices to 4,240 households letting out sewage water into rivers. “NGT has told us to be very strict as this is leading to health issues and pollution of the rivers,” he had said.

Rane had also said that the government had disconnected the water connections of 82 domestic households and 17 commercial establishments.