Status Report on TG Halli Reservoir Sought

Published: 03rd February 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The High Court on Monday ordered Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) to submit a report on the status of Tippagondanahalli  (TG) Reservoir Catchment Area and the quality of water within three months.

Amicus curiae Sajan Poovaiah informed the court about the status of the reservoir, pollution in its catchment areas and the action taken by the state government to set up a solid waste management plant and power generation plant in Magadi taluk.

When Poovaiah drew the attention of the court to the water, he said was even unfit for industrial use due to pollution, the court asked the state government to provide details of action, if any, taken in the wake of pollution of water by Pollution Control Board and the quantity of water stored in the reservoir.

Additional Advocate General Shivanna A G promised the bench, comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice Ashok B Hinchigeri,  that the government will extend all support including for remote sensing survey.

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