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Committee to help reopen Tirupur textile units
Jul '11
A committee has been set up by the Union Government to find a solution for reopening of the 720 polluting textile dyeing units in Tirupur that have been closed on High Court orders.

The committee headed by Textiles Secretary Rita Menon includes representatives from the textile industry, the State Chief Secretary as well as officials from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

The closure of dyeing units since January this year have rendered about one lakh workers jobless, who directly or indirectly depended on the textile hub near the city of Coimbatore for their livelihood.

In order to achieve zero water pollution, 18 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) were set up in Tirupur with an investment of Rs. 10 billion, out of which the Centre had contributed Rs. 2-3.5 billion, and the State government Rs. 1.5 billion. But zero water pollution was still not achieved.

Now, it appears that investing further for achieving zero water pollution would increase the cost of products. But a ray of hope has been emerged after the officials of the State Pollution Control Board inspected the Arulpuram CETP, which runs on brine solution method and promises zero liquid discharge. The CETP is to be put on a three-month trial for now, and if found effective, the brine solution method will be extended to other CETPs.

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