NOIDA: The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday ordered the inspection of nearly 1,000 industries in UP for polluting the Ganga by releasing untreated effluents into its waters.

The principal bench of the tribunal has directed Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) and National Ganga River Basin Authority to jointly conduct these inspections.

The bench issued the order on Tuesday after UPPCB submitted a list of 956 industries that are polluting the Ganga and its tributaries. These units mostly include tanneries, paper pulp manufacturing units, pesticide and chemical units, sugar mills and distilleries, among others.

These industrial units will be inspected to determine if they have installed adequate functioning pollution control devices.
A report has also been sought by the tribunal on water requirements of these industries and their sources of water generation.