GAP SUB COMMITTE MEETING
 
(Nov. 11, 2005 )
 
 

MINUTES OF THE GAP SUB-COMMITTE MEETING

1. The performance report of the three sewage treatment plants at Jajmau was presented by the Project Manager. It was conveyed that all the three plants were functioning properly. It was informed that the O&M cost for 36 MLD CETP is to be borne jointly by KNN and tannery owners, but it is difficult to realize the money from these agencies. Money is being realized from the tanners by holding camps. It was decided unanimously that more camps should be held.

3. Mr Rakesh Jaiswal of Eco Friends conveyed that information were being furnished regularly by Kanpur Jal Sansthan and GPCU, UP Jal Nigan but no com-pliance report is being submitted by KNN. He further informed that no information has been made available till date by KNN on the suggested format. Therefore no fruitful discussion is possible on issues relevant to KNN and also the very purpose of the meeting becomes meaningless. Therefore it was decided unanimously that all the departments should furnish relevant information on time so that the progress could be reviewed.(Action: KNN, KJS, UPPCB, UPJN)

4. Details about river front development works were desired by Mr Rakesh Jaiswal in the last meeting held on Mar 8. Executive Engineer of Irrigation Department informed that the river bank protection work (roughly 9 km from Bhairon ghat to Massacre ghat is being carried out and some developmental works are being executed at Sarsaiyya ghat and Parmat ghat. It was decided that Irrigation Department should submit a detailed report in this regard. The report has been submitted by the concerned department.

5. Even after the commissioning of the barrage, river water is not available on some ghats. The Sub-committee members wanted to know if there was any appropriate proposal to ensure the flow of the river along the entire stretch of Kanpur banks. A decision was taken that Executive Engineer of Irrigation department should submit a report in this regard so that further action could be taken. Irrigation Department has submitted a report.

6. Project Manager GPCU UPJN apprised that DM Kanpur Nagar had directed in the meeting held on Feb 1 that chromium content in the influent and effluent at 36 MLD CETP should be tested by CLRI and the result should be forwarded to UPPCB for further action so that chromium content in the wastewater could be controlled. The chromium content was tested by CLRI and the results were communicated to UPPCB. UPPCB was requested through letters dated Mar.10 and Apr.1 to take effective steps in this regard and apprise the committee about the same. Again a decision was taken in this regard on Apr.13. The compliance report is still awaited. It was also decided unanimously on Mar 8 that chromium testing should also be done by Super Tannery (India) Ltd who had apprised the committee that chromium testing facility was available with them. UPJN sent a request letter in this regard on May 23 and the action is awaited from Super Tannery (India) Ltd. (Action: UPPCB, Super Tannery India Ltd.)

7. Mr Jaiswal had suggested that the river water at Barrage should be tested for various parameters. UPPCB informed about the tests conducted by them. Mr further suggested that the river water should also be tested for heavy metals. It was decided unanimously in the meeting held on Apr.13 that UPPCB should present the test result in the next meeting. UPPCB has to submit the compliance report. (Action: UPPCB)

8. Mr Jaiswal had desired to know as when the Common Chrome Recovery Plant would be completed and what would be the system of its functioning. The Health Officer KNN apprised the members about the functioning of the CCRP and also informed that all the related works would be completed by August 2006. It was decided that KNN would update about the progress in the next meeting. KNN has to submit the compliance report in this regard. (Action: KNN)

9. Mr Jaiswal sought the information about the use of treated sewage and tannery effluent and the level of chromium in the treated wastewater. At this, the Project Manager presented CLRI test results. Mr Jaiswal informed the members that Dr Padma S Vankar of IITK had done great deal of research work on wastewater use, its composition, its impacts and chromium remediation. Therefore it was decided that Dr Padma should be invited in the next meet so that the members could learn about her findings. (Action: GPCU UPJN)

 

Minutes of the GAP Sub-committee meeting held on 3rd June, 2006

  1. The performance report of the three sewage treatment plants at Jajmau was presented by the Project Manager. It was conveyed that all the three plants were functioning properly. It was informed that the O&M cost for 36 MLD CETP is to be borne jointly by KNN and tannery owners, but it is difficult to realize the money from these agencies. KNN and tanners owe Rs 737.947 lakh and Rs. 702.097 respectively towards the O&M cost. A camp was held between May 14 and 17 and only Rs. 4.237 lakh could be realized from tanners. It was decided unanimously that more camps should be held.

  1. Mr Rakesh Jaiswal of Eco Friends conveyed that information were being furnished regularly by Kanpur Jal Sansthan and GPCU, UP Jal Nigan but no com-pliance report is being submitted by KNN. He further informed that no information has been made available till date by KNN on the suggested format. Therefore no fruitful discussion is possible on issues relevant to KNN and also the very purpose of the meeting becomes meaningless. Therefore it was decided unanimously that all the departments should furnish relevant information on time so that the progress could be reviewed. (Action: KNN, KJS, UPPCB, UPJN)
  2. Details about river front development works were desired by Mr Rakesh Jaiswal in the last meeting held on Mar 8. Executive Engineer of Irrigation Department informed that the river bank protection work (roughly 9 km from Bhairon ghat to Massacre ghat is being carried out and some developmental works are being executed at Sarsaiyya ghat and Parmat ghat. It was decided that Irrigation Department should submit a detailed report in this regard. The detailed report has not been submitted yet. (Action: Executive Engineer, Barrage Unit, Irrigation Department)
  1. Even after the commissioning of the barrage, river water is not available on some ghats. The Sub-committee members wanted to know if there was any appropriate proposal to ensure the flow of the river along the entire stretch of Kanpur banks. A decision was taken that Executive Engineer of Irrigation department should submit a report in this regard so that further action could be taken. Irrigation Department has yet to submit a report. (Action: Executive Engineer, Barrage Unit, Irrigation Department)
  1. Mr Rakesh Jaiswal had suggested in the last meeting that the point and non-point sources of pollution of river Ganga in Kanpur should be properly documented in order to get the present status of the river. Mr Jaiswal gave a power point presentation on the status of the river showing various sewage and tannery effluent drains meeting the river and also the status of non-point sources like dead body dumping, cattle wallowing, dhobighats, polluting social practices etc.
  1. Project Manager GPCU UPJN apprised that DM Kanpur Nagar had directed in the meeting held on Feb 1 that chromium content in the influent and effluent at 36 MLD CETP should be tested by CLRI and the result should be forwarded to UPPCB for further action so that chromium content in the wastewater could be controlled. A follow up meeting was held by GM GPCU UPJN on Feb 6. The order of the DM was complied with, the chromium content was tested by CLRI and the results were communicated to UPPCB. A decision was taken on Apr 13 that UPPCB should take effective steps in this regard and apprise the committee about the same. It was also decided unanimously on Mar 8 that chromium testing should also be done by Super Tannery (India) Ltd who had apprised the committee that chromium testing facility was available with them and had volunteered to do the testing free of cost. UPJN has sent a request letter in this regard and the response is awaited from Super Tannery (India) Ltd. (Action: UPPCB, Super Tannery India Ltd.)
  1. Mr Jaiswal had suggested that the river water at Barrage should be tested for various parameters. UPPCB informed about the tests conducted by them. Mr further suggested that the river water should also be tested for heavy metals. It was decided unanimously in the last meeting held on Apr 13 that UPPCB should present the test result in the next meeting. UPPCB has to submit the compliance report. (Action: UPPCB)
  1. Mr Jaiswal had desired to know as when the Common Chrome Recovery Plant would be completed and what would be the system of its functioning. The Health Officer KNN apprised the members about the functioning of the CCRP and also informed that all the related works would be completed by June 2006. It was decided that KNN would update about the progress in the next meeting. KNN has to submit the compliance report in this regard. (Action: KNN)

  2. Mr Jaiswal sought the information about the use of treated sewage and tannery effluent and the level of chromium in the treated wastewater. At this, the Project Manager presented CLRI test results. Mr Jaiswal informed the members that Dr Padma S Vankar of IITK had done great deal of research work on wastewater use, its composition, its impacts and chromium remediation. Therefore it was decided that Dr Padma should be invited in the next meet so that the members could learn about her findings. Dr Padma has accepted the invitation to attend the next meet. (Action: GPCU UPJN)
 
 

Minutes of the Sub-committee meeting held on Apr 13, 2006

  1. The performance report of the three sewage treatment plants at Jajmau was presented by the Project Manager. It was conveyed that all the three plants were functioning properly. It was informed that the O&M cost for 36 MLD CETP is to be borne jointly by KNN and tannery owners, but it is difficult to realize the money from these agencies. KNN and tanners owe Rs 891.373 lakh and Rs. 675.326 lakh respectively towards the O&M cost. A camp was held between Mar 28 and Apr 1 and only Rs. 3.16 lakh could be realized from tanners.
  1. Mr Rakesh Jaiswal of Eco Friends conveyed that no compliance report is being submitted by KNN on issues relevant to KNN. He further informed that no information has been made available till date by KNN on the suggested format. Therefore no fruitful discussion is possible on issues relevant to KNN and also the very purpose of the meeting becomes meaningless. Therefore it was decided unanimously that all the departments should furnish relevant information on time so that the progress could be reviewed. (Action: KNN, KJS, UPPCB, UPJN)
  1. Details about river front development works were desired by Mr Rakesh Jaiswal in the last meeting held on Mar 8. Executive Engineer of Irrigation Department informed that the river bank protection work (roughly 9 km from Bhairon ghat to Massacre ghat is being carried out and some developmental works are being executed at Sarsaiyya ghat and Parmat ghat. It was decided that Irrigation Department should submit a detailed report in this regard. The detailed report has not been submitted yet. (Action: Executive Engineer, Barrage Unit, Irrigation Department)
  1. Even after the commissioning of the barrage, river water is not available on some ghats. The Sub-committee members wanted to know if there was any appropriate proposal to ensure the flow of the river along the entire stretch of Kanpur banks. A decision was taken that Executive Engineer of Irrigation department should submit a report in this regard so that further action could be taken. Irrigation Department has yet to submit a report. (Action: Executive Engineer, Barrage Unit, Irrigation Department)
  1. Mr Rakesh Jaiswal had suggested in the last meeting that the point and non-point sources of pollution of river Ganga in Kanpur should be properly documented by taking digital and video pictures in order to get the present status of the river. Mr Jaiswal informed that he had prepared a power-point presentation on the status of river Ganga. It was decided that Mr Jaiswal would give a presentation in the next meeting to be held in the office of GM GPCU UPJN. (Action: GPCU UPJN)
  1. Project Manager GPCU UPJN apprised that DM Kanpur Nagar had directed in the meeting held on Feb 1 that chromium content in the influent and effluent at 36 MLD CETP should be tested by CLRI and the result should be forwarded to UPPCB for further action so that chromium content in the wastewater could be controlled. A follow up meeting was held by GM GPCU UPJN on Feb 6. The order of the DM was complied with, the chromium content was tested by CLRI and the results were communicated to UPPCB. A decision was taken that UPPCB should take effective steps in this regard and apprise the committee about the same. It was also decided unanimously on Mar 8 that chromium testing should also be done by Super Tannery (India) Ltd who had apprised the committee that chromium testing facility was available with them and had volunteered to do the testing free of cost. UPJN has sent a request letter in this regard and the results would be presented to members as and when available. (Action: UPPCB, Super Tannery India Ltd.)
  1. Mr Jaiswal had suggested in the meeting held on Mar 8 that the river water at Barrage should be tested for various parameters. UPPCB informed about the tests conducted by them. Mr further suggested that the river water should also be tested for heavy metals. It was decided unanimously that UPPCB should present the test result in the next meeting. (Action: UPPCB)
  1. Information was sought as how much tannery effluent is generated from Jajmau tanneries. UPPCB informed that roughly 10 MLD of effluent being generated.
  1. Mr Jaiswal had desired to know as when the Common Chrome Recovery Plant would be completed and what would be the system of its functioning. The Health Officer KNN apprised the members about the functioning of the CCRP and also informed that all the related works would be completed by June 2006. It was decided that KNN would update about the progress in the next meeting. KNN has to submit the compliance report in this regard. (Action: KNN)
  1. Mr Jaiswal sought the information about the use of treated sewage and tannery effluent and the level of chromium in the treated wastewater. At this, the Project Manager presented CLRI test results. Mr Jaiswal informed the members that Dr Padma S Vankar of IITK had done great deal of research work on wastewater use, its composition, its impacts and chromium remediation. Therefore it was decided that Dr Padma should be invited through DM/Commissioner in the next meet so that the members could learn about her findings. (Action: GPCU UPJN)
 
 

Minutes of GAP Subcommittee meeting held on Mar 8, 2006 at Jajmau treatment plant under the chairmanship of GM-GPCU UPJN

 

The Project Manager, GPCU UPJN presented the data regarding the performance of treatment plants and informed the members that the treatment plants were running satisfactorily. He apprised the members that the O&M costs of 36 MLD CETP were to be borne equally by the KNN and tanners but these agencies are regularly failing to contribute their share. KNN and tanners owe Rs. 870.524 lakh and Rs. 657.498 lakh respectively towards O&M costs of 36 MLD CETP till Feb 06. A camp was held from Feb 18 to 23 but only Rs. 3.02 lakh could be realized from tanners.

Mr Rakesh Jaiswal informed the members that KNN and UPPCB were failing to produce the compliance report on decisions taken during the past meetings. So far these agencies have furnished no report and therefore issues related with these agencies can not be discussed and the meeting itself becomes meaningless and ineffective. It was therefore unanimously decided that all the agencies would furnish timely report on the issues related to them in order to make the review meeting useful and effective.

(Action-KNN, Water Works, UPPCB, GPCU UPJN)

Mr Rakesh Jaiswal sought some information about the Ganga barrage and wanted to know as how much water was being let in the downstream and how much water was reaching Kanpur from Narora. The information in this regard was made available by the Executive Engineer, Barrage Wing, Irrigation Department. Mr Jaiswal also desired to know about the river front development scheme. The Executive Engineer informed that river bank protection work (9 km from Bhairo Ghat to Massacre Ghat) was under execution and some special developmental works were undertaken at Sarsaiyya and Parmath Ghat. It was decided that a detailed report on all these issues should be produced.

(Action-Executive Engineer, Barrage Wing, Irrigation Department)

Mr Rakesh Jaiswal informed that even after the completion of the barrage water was not available on all the ghats. It’s advisable to consider appropriate options to ensure regular availability of water along the entire length of Kanpur banks, suggested Mr Jaiswal. It was decided unanimously that Executive Engineer, Ganga Barrage should submit a report in this regard and then further action should be taken.

(Action-Executive Engineer, Barrage Wing, Irrigation Department)

Mr Jaiswal also suggested that a status report of the drains meeting the river Ganga and non-point sources of pollution should be prepared by taking digital photographs and video pictures. UPJN expressed its inability to do so due to paucity of funds.

(Action-GPCU UPJN)

In the wake of a decision taken during a meeting held under the chairmanship of DM on Feb 1, 06, a follow up meeting was held on Feb 6 under the chairmanship of GM, GPCU UPJN and decided that the chromium content in the influent and effluent of 36 MLD CETP should be tested by the CLRI. This was done and the results were reviewed. It was decided that further action should be taken by UPPCB. It was also decided that Super Tannery should be requested to do the chromium testing work simultaneously. Super Tannery had informed that chromium testing facility was available with them.

(Action-UPPCB)

Mr Rakesh Jaiswal suggested that river water quality at Barrage (Upstream and Downstream) should be tested for various physico-chemical and biological parameters. It was decided that this should be done and the test results should be produced in the next meeting.

(Action-UPPCB)
 
 

Minutes of GAP Subcommittee meeting held on Feb 14, 2006 at Ganga barrage inspection house under the chairmanship of ACM II

Mr Rakesh Jaiswal raised the issue that the tapping status of the drains falling into river Ganga should be reviewed and a status report of the drains, starting from CSJM University and passing through KESA Colony, Khyora, Jeora villages and Nwabganj area and falling into river Ganga in the downstream of barrage, should be prepared. The exact point of the drain falling into the river should be identified, so that the raw water intake point at Bhaironghat could be made pollution free. The Project Manager, GPCU UPJN explained the status of drains on the map and informed that O&M of tapping spots was the responsibility of GPCU UPJN and the O&M of trunk sewer and concerned sewage pumping station was the responsibility of Water Works. Mr Jaiswal informed that JICA had surveyed the drains falling into the river in the barrage downstream.

Following decisions were taken in the meeting:

Barrage Unit of Irrigation Department should be represented in the next meeting.

(Action-GPCU UPJN)

UP PCB should test the river water quality in the upstream and downstream of the barrage near Bhaironghat pumping station.

(Action-UP PCB)

Digital photos of all the points of drains meeting the river should be taken so that a power point presentation could be done.

(Eco Friends/ UP PCB/ GPCU UPJN)

After meeting, the committee surveyed the tapping arrangement of KESA Colony drain which was found to be satisfactory. Then the committee visited the point of University drain meeting the river in the barrage downstream behind Karbla.

 
 

Minutes of the GAP Subcommittee meeting held under the chairmanship of GM, GPCU UPJN on Feb 6, 2006 at STP Jajmau

GM, GPCU UPJN informed that KNN and tanneries owed Rs. 869.449 lac and Rs. 668.684 respectively towards the O&M costs of 36 mld CETP till Jan 2006. It was agreed unanimously that dues should be recovered from tanneries by holding camps at Jajmau camp office from Feb 15 to 18, 2006.

(Action-GPCU UPJN, M/S UP Leather Industries Assn, M/S Jajmau Tanners Assn, M/S Small Tanneries Assn)

GM, GPCU UPJN apprised that samples from domestic trunk sewer were tested by IITK and was found that Chromium was present in high amount in 90” domestic sewer passing through Jajmau area. At this, UP PCB informed that some tanneries had been identified which were discharging their effluent into the domestic sewer. Apart from this, the issue of high chromium concentration in the influent reaching the CETP also came up for discussion. It was agreed unanimously that UP PCB should take effective action and submit a report in this regard.

(Action-UP PCB, Jal Sansthan, ACM II)

Mr Rakesh Jaiswal informed that goldsmith shops were discharging their effluent containing harmful chemicals in the sewer system of the area and suggested that there was a need for its checking. It was agreed that UP PCB should identify such places, test the sewage/effluent samples and produce the test results before the committee.
(Action-UP PCB)

GM, GPCU UPJN informed that KNN was removing and shifting the hazardous sludge generated from 36 mld CETP to Rooma dumping yard. It was agreed that it needed to be expedited.

(Action-KNN)

Mr Rakesh Jaiswal suggested that a survey of drains falling into river Ganga should be done and the sewage quality should be tested. It was agreed that GPCU UPJN, Water Works, KNN and UP PCB will collectively conduct the survey and UP PCB will test the sewage quality and submit the report.

 

(Action-UP PCB, Water Works, KNN, GPCU UPJN, Mr Rakesh Jaiswal)

It was agreed that chromium concentration would be tested by CLRI in the influent and effluent of 36 mld CETP and the results would be produced before the committee in the next meeting.

(Action-GPCU UPJN)

 

Minutes of the 1st meeting held on Nov 11, 2005 of the Subcommittee constituted by the DM Kanpur Nagar to monitor Ganga and GAP works

Mr Rakesh K Jaiswal had requested some information from GPCU UPJN, Jal Sansthan, and KNN. GPCU UPJN made the information available. Other departments were requested to make the required information available before Nov 24.

(Action-Jal Sansthan and KNN)

Committee desired to know as how much wastewater was being generated per hide from the tanneries. UP PCB was requested to produce the facts before the committee before Nov 24, 2005.

(Action-UP PCB)

Committee wanted to know as how the sludge generated from treatment plants was being disposed off. Project Manager, GPCU UPJN informed that the sludge generated from 36 mld CETP is being piled up on the available land close to treatment plant but with due care. KNN has arranged to remove 5 truckloads of the sludge to Rooma dumping place. The sludge generated from other plants is being placed on the available land close to the treatment plant.

(Action-KNN & GPCU UPJN)

The main pumping station in Jajmau is receiving less amount of sewage than its capacity. Some reasons were cited by the health officer, KNN and PM, GPCU UPJN. A detailed information was solicited by the committee from the concerned department.

(Action-KNN/ Water Works)

Information pertaining O&M costs of all the three treatment plants was sought by the committee. Information regarding the proposed works for improving the condition and efficiency of the plants was also requested to be produced before Nov 24 by the committee.

(Action-GPCU UPJN)

The committee decided to meet at Bhaironghat at 10 AM on Nov 24 and start the monitoring of GAP works.

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