Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / River Pollution: Apex court slaps fine on Tirupur cluster
River Pollution: Apex court slaps fine on Tirupur cluster
10
Oct '09
The Supreme Court has imposed a fine of Rs. 556 million on the industrialists of Tirupur in Tamil Nadu for polluting the Noyyal River. These industrialists are associated with dyeing and bleaching work.

This heavy cost has been imposed on the Tirupur industrialists, after dismissing their joint appeal against a 2006 ruling, of the Madras High Court, by the bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice B.S. Chauhan.

The court said that it is essential to uphold the principles of 'Polluters Pay' and 'Sustainable Developments', which are enshrined in environmental laws of country.

The lower court had imposed the fine for cleaning and distilling the river as well as for paying damages to farmers, as the farming land had become unfertile due to the polluted water. However, the river is almost beyond redemption now.

The apex court, had given a period of three months to the polluting industries to pay fine, and had also asked the industrialists to deposit a sum of Rs.250 million with the Madras High Court, during the adjudication of their lawsuit.

The high court's ruling was on a public interest lawsuit filed by Noyyal River Ayacutdars Protection Association, a civil society group that demanded court's intervention in making the Noyyal River free from pollution and to preserve the ecology.

The association complained that the Tirupur industrialists had been polluting the river water, by discharging industrial effluents into the river, which cannot be utilized for drinking and irrigation. The poisonous effluents from the industries also had affected the Orthapalayam reservoir and other tanks and channels of the river, contended the petitioner.

Tirupur is well recognized for fine cotton T-shirts and hosiery. The garment industrialists of the district are strong competitors of cotton garment exporters of China and Bangladesh. The textile industrial hub of the district employs around 0.5 million people and brings in approximately Rs. 100 billion foreign exchange into the country per year.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Serbian economy minister Goran Knezevic (left) and Taypa president Mesut Toprak after signing the MoU. Courtesy: Serbian Government/SeeNews

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

Turkish group Taypa to build textile factory in Serbia

Turkish textile group Taypa will invest euro 35 million ($41.2...

China’s textile & apparel exports rise 4.3% in Sept ’17

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

China’s textile & apparel exports rise 4.3% in Sept ’17

Registering an increase of 4.3 per cent year-on-year, the exports of...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

Heimtextil to focus on textile solutions for architects

Heimtextil 2018, world's leading trade fair for home and contract...

Interviews View All

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.9%
No
13.2%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 68

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
27.9%
Skip
10.3%

Total Votes: 68

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.3%
No
10.3%
Skip
4.4%

Total Votes: 68

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.0%
No
11.8%
Skip
13.2%

Total Votes: 68


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search