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MOEF lists initiatives to reduce pollution
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Dec '15
Courtesy: PIB
Courtesy: PIB
Over the past year, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had started a slew of initiatives to combat industrial pollution. The textile industry also comes under the purview of these initiatives.

In a press release, the Ministry listed the initiatives that includes the Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) which is being revised by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), and which will be based on weightage of air, water and land pollution.

Real time online monitoring of over 2100 industrial units in 17 highly polluting category including those connected to Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) have been mandated, leaving those units which have been exempted otherwise, or are not operational. These industries have been directed to monitor 24x7 effluent discharge quality and air emission quality. So far, around 1800 industries are reported to have installed 24x7 devices.

The CPCB has finalized standards for sewage treatment plants (STPs) which stipulate that treated effluents from STP shall be utilized for non-potable use and if, such effluents are to be disposed off into surface water body of the ground, in such cases, STPs will have to meet stricter standards.

The Government has initiated real-time monitoring of water quality of Ganga at eight stations on the main course and two stations on Yamuna to detect untreated effluents.

The Government has also developed an Action Plan for Ganga mainstream States to achieve Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) and water conservation for tanneries, distilleries, textiles, sugar and pulp and paper and achieving improved effluent standards for irrigation in respect of pulp and paper and sugar industries.

The lack of sewage and effluent treatment has been the bane of many textile units across the country.

An online system for submission and monitoring of Environmental and Forest approvals under the provisions of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 has been put in place. It automates the entire tracking of proposals, including online submission of a new proposal, editing/updating the details of proposals and displays the status of the proposals at each stage of the workflow.

A joint action has been initiated with Water Resources Ministry to run sewage treatment plants and with Urban Development Ministry for organised Solid Waste Management. The same formula will be extended to all the other rivers, the release said. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


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