VADODARA: The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has issued a notice to Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) over the pollution in Sursagar. The GPCB has asked the civic body to submit a detailed plan explaining what the VMC plans to do to take care of the situation even as the Congress has sought legal action against the civic body from the GPCB.
Sources said the GPCB dug up its own data to get an insight into the situation at the historical pond after the recent report by TOI regarding high levels of pollutants. It was after this that the issue was discussed at the board and the notice was issued. Incidentally, the notice was issued on the very day when VMC has holding a meeting to draw up a plan for taking care of the pollution in the reservoir.
GPCB regional officer R B Trivedi confirmed that the notice was issued to the civic body on Wednesday. "We have compiled the data we had regarding Sursagar. This has also been sent to our head office to seek their guidance in the matter. In the meantime, we have issued a notice to VMC," Trivedi said.