Textile dyeing industries sealed

Erode, Jul 23: Pollution Control Board (PCB) authorities here has sealed 56 textile dyeing industries on the banks of river Cauvery in Namakkal district for discharging untreated effluents into the drains near the river.

A team of PCB officials visited various dyeing industries in Pallipalayam, Aavarankaru, Aavathipalayam, Samayasangili and found that effluent treatment or reverse osmosis plants were not installed and the effluent was not treated properly in 56 dyeing industries, official sources said.

Power connections were also disconnected in some of the units. Warning notices were served to 20 ther dyeing industries, the sources said.

Meanwhile, the strike by about 300 bleaching factory owners in Erode entered the fourth day today demanding the PCB not to insist them to erect Reverse Osmosis plants in tiny sector. – Agencies

By the Chennai Online

Cauvery river