THE residents of Indapur taluka near
Puneire up in arms against the setting
up ofthe 'Rs,650 crore mega paper project of Sinar @4ass Pulp & Paper (India)
Ltd. In their neighbourhood. Their
principle cbmplaints are related to the
implications ofthe effluent dischirge on
their drinking water source and the fallout of flyash emissions on the villages
surrounding the project.
Expected to produce 2 lakh tonnes of paper a year, beginning June 1996, the project will discharge 2.25 crore litres of highly polluted industrial effluents into a nullah which flows into the river Neera. This river is the main source of drinking water for Indapur's population.
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