The waste material coming out of granite factories in Jalore is not only spreading dirt in the city, but the health of the people is also being affected due to the slurry polluted. Regarding this, the High Court has issued a notice to the government and Rico and sought an answer.
On this issue, Advocate Moti Singh Rajpurohit, on behalf of the Green and Clean Avis Land Institute, presented a PIL in the Rajasthan High Court. On this, a bench comprising senior judge Sangeet Raj Lodha and Justice Rameshwar Lal Vyas has issued notice by issuing notice to the Government of Rajasthan and Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Appropriation Corporation (RIICO).
It has been told in the petition that thousands of factories working in granite processing in Jalore do not throw the slurry coming out of the granite in the dumping yard during the processing and throw it in the empty area around the factories. Due to this, dirt is spreading in Jalore city. At the same time, the health of people living here is also being adversely affected. Actually, during granite processing, water is processed into granite in the machine. During this time, slurry is liquid waste coming out of granite. Which is not being disposed of correctly.
Demand of granite of Jalore not only abroadThe granite of Jalore hills reaching every corner of the country has now reached many countries including China, USA and Dubai. A big block of 2 cubic meters of this granite stone is sold for about 20 lakh rupees. While this price may sound high, but it is a reality. When this block reaches China through Kandla port, its value crosses crores of rupees.
This granite is of black, brown and red color
Jalore in Rajasthan is a region of Aravalli mountain range. There is a large amount of granite in this area. It is an alternative to granite marble and cheaper than that. Due to the glow of black, brown and red color, its brightness was scattered earlier in the cities of Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and Gujarat. Now this stone is also spreading its shine in countries like China, USA and Dubai. Large stones of stone are taken out in trucks and taken to the port.