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Polluting industrial units in Faridabad face shutdown

india Updated: Jun 16, 2012 00:10 IST
Prabhu Razdan

Over three dozen industrial units in Faridabad are under the threat of closure with the authorities slapping notices on them for spreading pollution.

To begin with, electricity supply to such industrial units will be disconnected after which, they will be sealed. All these small industrial units are situated in Neharpar and are mostly associated with the big textile plants spread across different parts of the satellite township.

Officials say these units do not have water treatment systems because of which, untreated water flows into the Yamuna.

“We have slapped notices to about 40 such industrial units in Faridabad,” said Sanjeev Budhiraja, regional officer, Pollution Control Board, adding, “We have also written to the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam to disconnect electricity to all such units.”

Unconfirmed reports said that the power department had already started disconnecting electricity to such industrial units.

“All these units deal with washing of clothes, among other processes for the big textile plants,” said Budhiraja, adding, “Since these units ignored our warning to put water treatment systems in place, we have decided to take action against them.”

“The disconnection drive will begin shortly and after that, we will start the sealing drive,” Budhiraja said, informing that a meeting in this connection has been slated for June 21.

The officials said that the meeting will decide how to proceed against all such polluting industrial units in Faridabad.

What has worried the pollution control board officials is that all such industrial units have set up tube wells without anybody having raised objections.

“If tubewells of these units are uprooted, they will automatically shut shop. They are small industries but cater to the demands of big ones,” the officials said.