Cuttack: Expressing displeasure over the indifference of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) and the public health engineering department (PHED) , the Orissa High Court has set June 15 as the deadline to stop direct discharge of untreated sewage and waste water into the Taladanda canal.
The discharge is taking place at five locations in Cuttack, including one near SCB Medical College and Hospital.
The court was concerned as Taladanda, an irrigation channel, that starts at Jobra and links the Mahanadi river with the Bay of Bengal at Paradip, was being contaminated. The court had been issuing orders to stop the discharge of untreated sewage into the canal since January while adjudicating public interest litigations related to civic problems in Cuttack.
The division bench of Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice S.C. Parija adjudicated the a petition when the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday.