Gujarat government working on e-rickshaw project for pollution control
AHMEDABAD: Inspired by the e-rickshaw project launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said Gujarat government is working on a similar project to curb pollution.
She made the announcement at a function organised by Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) here to mark the World Environment Day.
The Chief Minister urged the industries to adhere to pollution control norms in order to save water bodies from getting polluted.
“We have caught several industries dumping hazardous waste into water bodies illegally. Several FIRs were were registered against them. I urge you to stop such activity to save our environment as the government is ready to work with you for proper disposal of such waste,” she said.
Earlier in the day, she participated at the ground-breaking ceremony of a Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) coming up in Vadaj area of the city.
“The STP will become functional within 13-14 months. The project is aimed at reducing pollution of the Sabarmati river. In addition, our dependence on Narmada river water will also reduce, as we will get treated water from this plant,” Patel added.