Uttarkashi: It will not be hyperbole to say that the Holy River Bhagirathi becomes polluted at several points of its origin at Uttarkashi thanks to the continuous garbage dumping in it.

The construction of a sewerage system and plant to dispose the garbage was started in 2003 which is still incomplete due to lackadaisical attitude of the construction company.

The population of the town has been growing exponentially for the last nine years. The garbage of entire town is being dumped in the river.

Last month, the construction company claimed that garbage is being dumped in the Gyansu plant but the river bank speaks a different story.

It may be noted here that the Construction and Escort Unit, Ganga Drinking Water Corporation had assured to complete the project by October.

Commenting on the issue, Rakampal Singh, Project Manager, Construction and Escort Unit Ganga Drinking Water Corporation said, “The new sewerage system is likely to get operational in one or two months as 90 percent work has been completed.”

JPN/Bureau