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Textile processing units to comply with all TNPCB norms

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

With a view to ensuring compliance with Board norms, over 35 textile processing units and industries at SIPCOT, Perundurai, by adopting technology, among other steps.

This was decided at a meeting convened here by the Mills' Association (SIMA) and SIPCOT Textile Processors Association, which deliberated on pro-active measures to be taken up to protect the environment.

The June 7 meeting unanimously decided to enforce self-discipline to ensure sustainability with regard to the environment, a SIMA press release said here today.

Each unit would ensure compliance with TNPCB norms by adopting technology,apart from conserving water and recording effluent treatment performance data with water quality watch centre of the Board, the release said.

It was also decided to engage a competent and credible external body, Nataraj said, adding this would create further confidence in the minds of all stakeholders.

He said each unit has invested between Rs 10 crore and Rs 30 crore for ZLD effluent treatment plants and spent huge recurring expenditure to comply with environmental norms.

Nataraj said is the weakest link in the entire textile value chain, particularly in and availability of quality water and treatment of textiles in a cost-effective manner have become the major challenge for the processing sector to sustain its viability and survival.

He pointed out that is one of the fastest growing states complying with various laws in the country and had also pioneered in the adoption of to treat textile effluents to protect the environment.

The of Tamil Nadu Ltd (SIPCOT) has encouraged industrialists to follow the regulations and comply with various statutes and has promoted a large number of industries, Nataraj said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 21:15 IST