Puducherry: The Puducherry Pollution Control Committee (PPCC) has ordered the disconnection of power supply to the self-financing Arupadai Veedu Medical College on account of the complaints that the medical college is releasing untreated effluents into the irrigation canals.
The committee had been receiving many complaints against the medical college alleging that the institute was discharging untreated effluents into the nearby irrigation canals; hence violating the protocol.
The news agency UNI reports that according to a Puducherry Pollution Control Committee release on March 5, “There were complaints that the Arupadai Veedu Medical College is discharging untreated wastewater into the adjacent irrigation canal, PPCC member secretary Smitha directed an official to have an inspection.”
Aarupadai Veedu Medical College Pondicherry (AVMC Pondicherry) is one of the premier Private Medical College in the union territory. It is situated in Kirumampakkam. The institute was founded over 19 years ago. The medical college is affiliated with Vinayaka Missions University (Deemed), Salem and approved by Medical Council of India (MCI).
The Puducherry Pollution Control Committee has been functioning since 1.4.1992 in U.T. of Puducherry. It is a statutory body in the Department of Science, Technology & Environment. PPCC realized the importance of protecting the fragile ecosystem of the U.T. and enforcing the provisions of Rules and Acts pertaining to environmental protection. Pondicherry consists of various ecosystems like marine, freshwater, mountain, crop, mangroves and dunes ecosystems. Establishment of private medical colleges and rapid urbanization leads to the generation of a considerable quantity of biomedical wastes and municipal solid wastes. Managing these wastes are great challenges to this Administration. PPCC in collaboration with private entrepreneur and other stakeholders trying to find the sustainable solution by establishing Common facility.
In October last year, the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Research Institute (IGMCRI) had been slapped with a notice by the Committee.