Eighteen factories in Kanpur, including tanneries will remain closed during the six ‘Shahi Snans’ in the upcoming Magh Mela in Prayagraj that begins next month.
Directives have been issued to stop the flow of effluents of 18 factories in the district to keep the river Ganga clean in view of the upcoming Magh Mela.
After the treatment, the leftover wastes generated during the manufacturing of leather products in these factories goes directly to the drains. These drains are mostly connected directly or indirectly to the Noon River. Later, this contaminated water reaches the Rind River and then flows into the Yamuna River which further meets at the confluence of Sangam in Prayagraj.
A copy of the order has also been handed to the factory operators by the Regional Officer Pollution Control Board.
The roster chart of the closure of these factories has also been issued.
It may be recalled that during the 2019 Kumbh Mela, the factories had to face closure.