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Expert committee to study Indian Naval Academy ‘water contamination’

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 31, 2017, 1:09 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2017, 7:02 am IST
The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday.
Indian Naval Academy
 Indian Naval Academy

Kannur: An expert committee at state-level which includes representatives of parties involved will sort out the alleged water contamination in Ramanthali village near the Indian Naval Academy. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday. The committee will submit a report in a month. He asked the INA to adhere to Pollution Control Board directions and condemned the violence on its officers.

The villagers have been on a monthlong protest against the INA alleging sewage treatment plant was contaminating the groundwater. It took a new turn on Tuesday with the Navy complaining of assaults on its six officers by protesters. The villagers say the water in their wells emits a foul smell. District Collector Mir Mohammed Ali, Kasargode MP P. Karunakaran, Payyannur MLA C. Krishnan and others attended the meeting.

 

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Location: India, Kerala




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