Sewage Water Should Not Be Used for Cultivation on Railway's Excessive Land: Bombay HC to Railways

The sample vegetables grown on the fields along the railways had metals like zinc, cadmium, lead, cobalt and chromium beyond permissible limits.

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A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandarajog and Justice Nitin Jamdar were hearing a petition by an NGO from Kharghar alleging that vegetables are being cultivated on Railway's excessive land and sewage water is being used for it.

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The petitioner had taken sample vegetables and after analysis, it was found that there were metals like zinc, cadmium, lead, cobalt and chromium beyond permissible limits.

Even the soil that is used for it is being contaminated by industrial waste. The NGO further suggested that instead of vegetables, flowers can be grown on it.
Therefore Bombay High Court directed the railways to not use sewage water for cultivation on land along the railway tracks.

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