Sachin GIDC units under GPCB scanner over pollution

  • | Sunday | 31st March, 2019

The issue came to light when Sachin GIDC Industrial Cooperative Society took up cleaning of storm drains last week.“We have received complaints about release of effluents in storm drains at Sachin GIDC. The mills owners were of the opinion that the GPCB should take stern action against law breakers. Surat: Many textile mills and chemical units located in Sachin GIDC have come under the radar of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) for releasing effluents and hazardous chemical waste in storm drains.Sources said unit owners had set up illegal pipeline networks inside Sachin GIDC, which were connected to storm drains for release of the effluents. Though there is a common effluent treatment plant (CETP) inside the GIDC, some mills owners resort to releasing effluents in storm drains.Golwala added, “Some of the office-bearers of Sachin GIDC Cooperative Society are hand-in-gloves with the mill owners for financial gains. This is a serious issue and needs to be addressed by pollution control authorities at the earliest.”Sachin GIDC houses more than 80 textile dyeing and printing mills and about 30 chemical units.

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