news Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 05:30
Image Courtesy: Shivaraj Tangadagi Facebook page Three days after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued notice to Government of Karnataka after Minister for Minor Irrigation Shivaraj Tangadagi allegedly said that Tamil Nadu was receiving polluted from Cauvery River; the minister claimed that he had been misquoted.   “I have been misquoted. I was replying to queries from members of the Upper House and elaborated on measures that were being taken to filter and treat sewage water at Koramangala and Korattur to fill the parched lakes in Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts,” he was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle. The minister had reportedly said “a total of 1,482 million litres of sewage water flows into Tamil Nadu from Bengaluru on a daily basis” while speaking in the Legislative Council in March. Following this, an advocate from Chennai K Sudhan had petitioned NGT urging it to prevent Karnataka from “dumping untreated or partially treated sewage” produced by Bengaluru households into water in-lets, as the same canals and channels merge into River Cauvery, the report said. Since the same water was used by people in Tamil Nadu for drinking purposes, it could pose health risks, the advocate had stated in his petition.
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