No negative impact of immersion on Hussainsagar, says TSPCB

A report by the Telangana State Pollution Control Board suggests that heavy rains during the immersion of idols had led to a rise in water level and a consequent dilution of pollutants.

By Author   |   Published: 23rd Sep 2017   10:15 pm
Lord Ganesh Hussainsagar
File Photo: Khairatabad Ganesh idol being immersed in Hussainsagar.

Hyderabad: There has been no negative impact on the Hussainsagar due to the recent immersion of Ganesh idols, says a report by the Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB).

The Pollution Control Board, which has been monitoring pollution levels in the lake had carried out monitoring before, during and after the immersion of idols, also said that the heavy rains during the immersion of idols had led to a rise in water level and a consequent dilution of pollutants.

Samples collected from five different points were analysed as per guidelines prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board for parameters such as pH, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and metals. Also, there was no significant change in heavy metals (Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Zinc and Lead) values, before, during and after immersion, the PCB said.

Further assessment of the water quality would continue, PCB officials said here in a press release.