Civic team nabs illegal cloth/textile printing unit at focal point in Ludhiana Ludhiana News – Times of India

Ludhiana: While officials are unable to solve the mystery behind the Giaspura gas leak tragedy, municipal teams have busted a textile/textile printing unit in the city. Focal point (Phase-6) was involved in illegal activity in the area on Thursday.
There was no Effluent Treatment Plant in the unit and also the employees of the unit could not give any kind of consent Punjab Pollution Control Board,
soon afterward civic body officials With colored untreated waste being dumped in the sewer lines, officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) were asked to go to the spot and collect samples of the untreated waste.
PPCB has been recommended to take strict action against the erring unit.
The civic body officials shared that the MC team led by SDO Kamal also inspected the unit and it was found that no Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) was installed in the unit. The employees could not produce any document regarding the consent taken from PPCB to operate the unit. The process of cutting the sewer connection of the unit has been started.
Officials said regular drives are being carried out to check dumping of untreated waste by industrial units in municipal sewer lines. The municipal teams had also taken action against two dyeing units, which were caught dumping waste in the sewer lines of the MC in the focal point area during the last month. Such defaulting units are dumping their waste in the sewer lines of the Municipal Corporation, thereby adversely affecting the sewage treatment plants of the Municipal Corporation.
mc commissioner Dr. Shena Agarwal Said that regular campaign is being run to stop illegal activity. Apart from cutting sewer connections of the errant industry, PPCB is recommended to take strict action against the units as it comes under the jurisdiction of the pollution control board.