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Closer of Tirupur textile units
Sep '11
In pursuance of the orders of Madras High Court, water and power supply to 18 CETPs with 754 dyeing and bleaching units and 68 IETPs was disconnected as they did not fulfil zero liquid discharge conditions for effluent treatment.

Tirupur Exporters Association has represented to Government that export revenues of Rs. 1100 crore were lost and job losses of nearly 100,000 workers has taken place, due to closure of Dyeing units in Tirupur.

The Government in consultation with the Government of Tamil Nadu has constituted a 12 member High Level Inter Ministerial Committee under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Textiles) to address the financial, environmental and textiles related issues of the Tirupur textiles Industry.

This was stated by Smt. Panabakka Lakshmi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

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