Panel to look at environmental impact of textile units in Raj

Jodhpur, Apr 7 (PTI) Worried over the impact of printing and cloth dying units on the environment in the state, Textiles Minister Anand Sharma today announced to set up a high level committee to look into the damages caused by those units. The committee, which will be headed by the Textiles Secretary, will work out an economically viable solutions to solve the problem. It would also have state government officials, including from the Departments of Forest and Environment. “Notification for the formation of this committee will be issued in a week and a team of technical expert will visit the affected areas soon thereafter and suggest us the techno-economic solutions on the lines of one in Trichur city to offset the environmental destruction,” Sharma, who is also the Minster for Commerce and Industry, said. Three districts – Jodhpur, Barmer and Pali – put together, have over 2,000 textile units engaged in printing and dying of the cloth. These have emerged as a major threat to the environment and ecology of their respective region in absence of a full proof effluent disposal plan and adequate Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP).


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