In his reply, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said that the deadline for installing real time effluent discharge meters for polluting industries located on the banks of river Ganga has been extended to June 30, with stricter conditions since several industries did not meet the earlier deadline of March 31.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has inventorised 764 Grossly polluting industries discharging 501 mld of trade effluent directly or indirectly into the drains reaching the river Ganga and its tributaries.

Responding to another question, he said that the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has issued closure directions, to 98 tannery units.

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