The industry has now gathered the courage to ask society to stop blaming it and has asked pollution control boards of the state and Centre to get a study conducted to identify the actual culprit. “We are ready to fund such a study, not just in our interest, but as our social responsibility to Hyderabad,” Bulk
The recent monitoring showed an increase in dissolved oxygen (DO) level in the lake and the biological oxygen demand (BOD) has drastically fallen.
According to him, some of the more than 400 bulk drug firms around Hyderabad have increased their production on Centre’s request to meet the demand during the pandemic.
The State Pollution Control Board regularly monitors at various locations around the lake and the average figures during April show that the dissolved oxygen levels during lockdown had gone up to 7.3mg/litre, which as per CPCB norms should be above 4mg/litre. DO levels are required for the substance of aquatic life. The BOD level during lockdown has come down to almost 8mg/litre from a pre-lockdown range of 24 to 76mg/litre.
“If the same trend continues, very soon, the BOD level will come down below 3mg/litre and the DO level is already above 6mg/litre which meets the drinking water criteria of CPCB,” Narayan Reddy said.
The bulk drug industry claims that all the units have gone for Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) systems and installed Multiple Effect Evaporation (MEE) Plants, Agitated Thin Film Dryers (ATFD), thus maintaining zero pollution. They also claim to have installed Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants and other units for total recycling and reuse of water.
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