Textile units in Sanganer have failed to install a common effluent treatment plant (CETP) and are discharging 17-18 million litres per day (MLD) of untreated chemical water into Dravyawati river. The Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) following high court order has issued closure notices to almost 893 textile units. The power department and PHED have been also asked to snap all electricity and water connections of the identified units.
The court has asked to shut 213 units by May 31 and rest by June 30. The district administration and police have been asked to support the departments concerned in implementing the court order. According to the RSPCB officials, the board has to submit a compliance report on May 18.
Aparna Arora, chairperson, RSPCB said that a total of 893 units have been asked to stop their operations. The action-taken report will be presented before the court.
The confrontation between the textile unit owners and the government is on the cost of setting up the common effluent treatment plant (CETP) which is estimated to cost around Rs 110-120 crore.
As per a study conducted in 2012, a total of 650 units were functional, discharging 12-13 MLD of effluents. However, officials maintain that the actual figure is much higher. They said that more than 17 MLD effluents are being discharged.
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