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Carcass spotted floating on Dahisar river

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONALI TELANG
Published : Jan 19, 2019, 1:36 am IST
Updated : Jan 19, 2019, 1:36 am IST

While the Dahisar river has been inundated with regular release of cow dung, locals said that very little efforts being made to avoid river pollution.

Meanwhile, the BMC had proposed that the sewage treatment plant would tackle sewage water at Kulupwadi and Dhobhi Ghat.
 Meanwhile, the BMC had proposed that the sewage treatment plant would tackle sewage water at Kulupwadi and Dhobhi Ghat.

Mumbai: Despite the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC’s) tall claims about curbing pollution from the tabela near Dahisar river, another carcass of cattle was seen floating on the river on Thursday.

While the Dahisar river has been inundated with regular release of cow dung, locals said that very little efforts being made to avoid river pollution.

The carcass was seen floating on the Dahisar river close to the tabela near Krishna Nagar adjacent to the Western Express Highway.

“The tabela, which has more than 2,500 cattle, keeps dumping carcasses after the death of any cow or buffalo. Even medical waste is directly released into the river,” said Vikram Chogle, member of River March, a citizens’ group working towards re-juvenation of city rivers.

The regular dumping of waste from the tabela has led to accumulation up to 15 feet in the river. Locals and activists said that the stench filled the entire area.

Meanwhile, the BMC had proposed that the sewage treatment plant would tackle sewage water at Kulupwadi and Dhobhi Ghat.“We also installed nets across outlets in the Dahisar river near tabelas but miscreants have removed them,” said a BMC official.

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