Buckingham canal: File detailed report on sewage water discharge: NGT to state

Only 50 per cent of the untreated water from the areas on the 19 km stretch is discharged into the canal, according to reports.

The National Green Tribunal Principal Bench heard a case on sewage water discharge and encroachments along the Buckingham canal filed by Chennai-based activist Jawaharlal Shanmugham on Monday. The bench asked the state government to submit a detailed report on the joint inspection carried out on the 19km stretch between Thiruvanmiyur and  Sholinganallur regarding the discharge of sewage water into the Buckingham canal and details pertaining to the encroachments along both sides of it.

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