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Action plan for solid waste management needed to prevent pollution: Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board
APPCB Chif Environmental Engineer M Siva Reddy was also present at the programme.
The news has angered activists who claim the government is indirectly funding the pollution of water bodies.
The N.C. Pork Council, an industry trade group, emphasized Monday that the hog waste pits flooded by Florence represented a comparatively small number when compared with the total number statewide.
The VMC has also been asked to prevent devotees from dumping flowers, clothes and decorative items used during prayers in the water bodies, he said.
The report was submitted in connection with a case filed by Tamil Nadu in 2015 to restrain Karnataka from letting untreated sewage and industrial effluents into the rivers.
Parrikar said there was ample scope to explore sustainable deep-sea fishing off the Andaman and Nicobar islands, adding however that there was a need to address the phenomena like seawater pollution.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the matter was of serious concern and assured the House that he will inform "the highest level in government" about it.