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East Khasi Hills District Magistrate Issues Prohibitory Order to Protect Umiew River from Pollution

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Shillong, May 15: The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, has issued a prohibitory order under Section 144 CrPC prohibiting car washing and use of streams or wells for disposal of polluting matter, etc., along the catchment/tributaries of Umiew River and all its tributaries, streams, etc.

The Order has been issued in view of the notice that has been brought to the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills, requesting immediate action to tackle and prevent the pollution of rivers pertaining to a large-scale car washing in river Umiew at Umiew Maw-U-Sam, Smit area, East Khasi Hills District. A prohibitory order has been issued by the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board in this regard.

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If allowed to continue, polluting the river and streams will disturb the river ecosystem and the environment, making it unfit for human consumption. This will affect aquatic life, impact the food chain, and cause health risks for those using the water.

The Order comes into force with immediate effect throughout the entire areas specified above and until further orders.

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