The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Wednesday raided 24 dyeing units in Tajpur Road, Focal Point, Industrial Area-A, Bahadur-ke-road, Jalandhar bypass, Rahon and Tibba Road, Ludhiana.
PPCB member secretary Babu Ram said that 10 teams headed by senior officers raided these units to inspect whether the treatment and disposal of effluent from these units was being done as per norms.
Eight units were found to be discharging untreated effluent, stagnation of discharge and several other violations.
Two units were violating air pollution norms by using pet coke and wheat straw as fuel. Notices would be issued to these units. Samples from 14 industries have been collected and sent to the Central Laboratory of the Board for analysis.
PPCB chairman Ravinder Singh said that such drives would be regularly conducted and added that the Board was following the policy of zero tolerance towards polluting industries.
He said the owners must understand that a clean environment was a must for sound sand sustainable industrial development and pollution control norms were meant to be respected.
He added that polluting industries were making the downstream Sutlej river water unfit for drinking purposes.