The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to upgrade it’s Nine laboratories in the state. The laboratories will be upgraded as per a decision taken at a meeting held under the chairmanship of state environment and tourism minister C P Yogeshwar in Bengaluru on Thursday.
To strengthen the infrastructure of the laboratories of state pollution control board, The Nine-laboratories which are in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hassan, Belagavi, Mangaluru, Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Raichur and Davangere will be upgraded.
Belagavi has regional laboratory in Auto Nagar in Kanabargi Industrial Area and entire revenue of Belagavi, Vijayapura and Bagalkot will come under jurisdiction of this laboratory.
Personal inspection of effluent disposal by industries –
Yogeshwar said several complaints have been received against different types of industries located in Bengaluru and other places in the city for releasing the effluents and other stuff into rivers, lakes and other sources of water without processing scientifically, and promised to launch a personal inspection drive throughout the state from next week.
The effluent discharge from industries into rivers, lakes and other sources of water must compulsorily be treated and processed scientifically in three stages as prescribed, he said.
He warned that strict action will be taken against any industry found to be violating the environment control norms and promised to take stringent action against the officials responsible for supervision.