Untreated sewage joins Kumaradhara at Kukke: Government must first act on this issue

Untreated sewage joins Kumaradhara at Kukke: Government must first act on this issue

June 7: Native Empowering and Equipping Team for Hope and Interaction (NEETHI), a Puttur based NGO, (NEETHI), a Puttur based NGO, has petitioned the district administration to take action against those who are concerned for letting untreated sewage into untreated sewage into Kumaradhara at Kukke Subrahmanya.
The NGO also sent letters to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and endowment department urging them to stop this environmentally unhealthy practice. All the waste water from various hotels and lodges joins the river untreated passing through the affecting crops in the region.  Jayan T, founder president of NEETHI, said that the sewerage treatment plant which was set up by Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board near KSS College at a cost of Rs 25 crore is largely dysfunctional and allows free flow of untreated sewage into the river. This was handed over to the management of Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple a year ago.
Jayan stated that the government and the authorities concerned must first act on this environmentally hazardous issues and then construct a golden chariot for the temple at a cost of Rs 80 crore.

 

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