Firm action

 
Published: Thursday 30 April 1998

The Madras High Court has ordered that 100 dyeing and bleaching units in Tirupur be closed if they fail to make any progress in commissioning effluent treatment facilities by May 12, 1998. These units will have to obtain approval from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board once they meet the prescribed pollution control norms. These include solution to handle total dissolved solids and chlorides. The Court has also obtained an undertaking from the units to contribute an amount decided by it to bear the cost of repairing for the damage done to the environment of the Noyyal river.

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