There is information concerning the unauthorized dumping of marble slurry in 10 areas near the city. On March 22, 2022, the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board issued a letter to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Sukher, Udaipur, directing action against individuals involved in the case. The consequence of this situation is the heightened dumping activities by the slurry mafias in this area. Shockingly, within a span of just two years, the count of these illicit slurry stations has surged from 4 to 10.
Surprisingly, despite the directive, the police failed to take any action against those running an illegal slurry dumping yard situated a short distance behind the police station. This lack of response is concerning and raises questions about the enforcement of regulations in the area. Authorities need to address this issue promptly to prevent further environmental damage and uphold the rule of law.
In the communication from the Pollution Control Board to the police station, Regional Officer Vinay Katta highlighted grievances about unauthorized slurry disposal in various locations. These include fields behind the Sukher police station and Aarti Marble, the vicinity near Amberi Bridge within Jain Granites Marble fields and the vicinity of the highway on Pindwara Road near Amberi Bridge. The persistence of such complaints emphasizes the urgency for authorities to take decisive action to curb these illegal activities and safeguard the environment.
The letter additionally contained information about one JCB and the registration numbers of three dumpers involved in the unlawful discharge of slurry at the site. Surprisingly, these vehicles continue to partake in the same illicit activities. A duplicate of this correspondence was forwarded to the Udaipur Marble Processors Samiti, urging them to share information regarding the unauthorized yard. Unfortunately, no response was received from them as well.
As disclosed in the issue dated December 19,2023 despite the establishment of a dumping yard in Gogunda, unauthorized slurry sites are emerging in the vicinity of the city, specifically in Gogunda Highway, Sukher and Amberi. This not only poses a threat to the environment but also adversely affects groundwater quality and marks the cessation of fertile land cultivation.
The extraction and processing of dimensional stones like marble result in a significant volume of non-biodegradable waste, posing a global environmental challenge. The accumulation of this waste has harmful effects on the environment, necessitating the development of techniques for its safe disposal or reuse. Finding sustainable solutions is crucial to mitigate the adverse impact on our surroundings. The excess waste generated from mining and processing marble is causing environmental issues in Udaipur. It is important to discover ways to either safely dispose of or re-use this waste to prevent further harm to our environment.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar