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50 Mapusa shops put on notice for sewage discharge into nullah

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The Mapusa urban health centre has issued notices to 50 shop owners for letting sewage into the nullah which further flows into the Mapusa river causing
pollution.

It may be recalled that a concerned citizen had filed a written complaint with the Mapusa UHC over pollution of Mapusa Tar river and had demanded a joint inspection of main nullah on the rear side of municipal market claiming that untreated waste water is being discharged into the nullah which flows down into the Mapusa river polluting it.

Accordingly on July 9, an inspection was conducted by the health staff and a report along with observations that sewage generated in the municipal fish market, mutton, and chicken shops, other shops including restaurants is let out into open drains which further enters the river thereby polluting it was submitted.

Following the report, Mapusa UHC health officer Dr Sadhana Shetye issued notices to 50 shop owners found discharging sewage into the main
nullah.

“We have been conducting inspection in the municipal market area and have served 50 notices for discharging sewage into the nullah which results in pollution of Mapusa Tar River. We have given shop owners 30 days time to comply if not then action will be taken as per the health Act,” informed Dr Shetye.

She further added, “The inspection of shops in municipal market is still going on and we will take another one and half month to complete it and accordingly more notices are likely to be served.”

Last week, the Mapusa UHC had also written letter to chief officer of Mapusa Municipal Council to direct all shop owners in fish and meat complex to stop discharging sewage directly into the open drain as it enters the Mapusa Tar
River.  

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