Bringing a sigh of relief to industrialists of the city, the private company operating the common effluent treatment plant (CETP) in Ludhiana has agreed to reduce the rate for treatment of industrial effluents.
Ludhiana Effluent Treatment Society (LETS) had impressed upon JBR Technologies Pvt Ltd to reduce the rates to give relief to the industrial units, following which the company agreed to reduce the rate from 74 paise per litre to 70 paise.
Avtar Singh, CEO, LETS, said, “JBR Technologies Pvt Ltd has reduced the rate for treatment of effluent water by 4 paise per litre with immediate effect. Moreover, there will not be any hike in rates for the next three years. The entire industry will be benefitted from this stable rate”.
“The CETP is working at full capacity at present. Therefore, LETS decided to increase its existing capacity from 3 lakh litres per day to 3.5 lakh litres, which will be implemented by the company on April 25,” Singh said.
The Punjab Pollution Control Board has directed LETS to further enhance the capacity of the CETP to 5 lakh litres per day within three months in order to cater to the requirements of industrial units of Punjab, especially the electroplating and engineering industrial units functioning in the districts of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Bathinda, SAS Nagar and Fatehgarh Sahib.
LETS Secretary and United Cycle Parts and Manufacturer Association (UCPMA) president Charanjit Singh Vishwkarma said for achieving the goal, JBR Technologies Pvt Ltd would upgrade the capacity of the CETP to 5 lakh litres per day by July 31.
“The upgraded plant will be modernised to make it the most superior plant in the country. This will facilitate upgrade of the micro small and medium enterprises units for meeting out pollution related requirements,” he said.
Vishwkarma further said international technology with latest techniques of European standards would be installed at the upgraded plant.
“The entire cost of upgrade and modernisation of the plant will be met by JBR Technologies Pvt Ltd, and there will no burden on the industry,” he added.