Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Jun 2: Nagarika Horata Samithi led by Muneer Katipalla caught Ruchi Gold Palmolein Oil manufacturers red-handed while they were releasing industrial waste into Phalguni river contaminating its water.
Nagarika Horata Samithi has been continuously protesting against companies such as Ruchi Gold and Adani Wilmar as they release chemical effluents into the river through underground pipeline. Even though the district administration and pollution control board have received notice to take stringent action against them, no action has been taken against such industries. The manufacturers of Ruchi Gold oil were releasing chemical effluents near Thokur towards the river.
Two days ago, the pollution control board officials had visited the spot and collected the evidence of chemical effluents being released into water. They too are aware about the serious issue.
However, even after two days, Ruchi Gold are still releasing the effluents into the river. It is unfortunate that even the elected representatives are silent on this issue.
Nagarika Horata Samithi have exposed one such pipeline at Jokatte where they release effluents into Phalguni river and demanded action against them.