Towns of Uttar Pradesh government generate 544 millions litres(MLD) of sewage per day that flows directly into the river Ganga, the state pollution control board informed National Green Tribunal today.The green panel slammed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) asking the total quantity of sewage discharged in Ganga from various towns of the state and directed it to provide complete data on domestic and industrial waste released in the river. “All we want to know is the town-wise discharge of effluents. Tell us the contribution of towns which are located on the banks of these rivers… We need a no-nonsense reply by tomorrow otherwise be ready for some severe action ” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed to UPPCB.UPPCB informed the bench that 31 of its major towns,are located on the banks of river Ganga, generate 544 million litre per day (MLD) of sewage, of which only 176.27 MLD joins Ganga after treatment while the remaining effluent flows directly into the river. UPPDCB also informed that its industrial discharge is around 219 MLD which directly flows into the river and its tributaries in the state.During the hearing, UPPCB informed that out of the 31 towns, 20 towns are situate on the bank of Ganga, eight are on Ramganga while three are located on the bank of river Kali.The bench asked UPPCB to sit with Central Pollution Control Board and UP Jal Nigam to provide by tomorrow a “commonly acceptable” data on the total sewage flushed in the river on a daily basis and the sewage treatments plants.

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