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Tirupur textile units achieve zero liquid discharge

Source : BUSINESS_STANDARD
Last Updated: Fri, Dec 07, 2012 07:41 hrs

pThe Madras high court had earlier directed the dyeing and processing units in Tirupur to shut operations stating they were creating pollutionppCountry&rsquos knitwear hub Tirupur in southern Tamil Nadu has become the first textile cluster in India to achieve zero liquid discharge ZLD in their unitsppIt may be noted the Madras high court had earlier directed the dyeing and processing units in Tirupur to shut operations stating they were creating pollution This had severely impacted the Rs 12000-crore textile industryppTirupur Exporters Association president and chairman A Sakthivel said at present all the dyeing and processing units were using 100 per cent zero discharge technology These units were generating more than 2000 Mw in wind energypp&ldquoWith this development we are sure Tirupur will bounce back to normalcy and there will be upward progress in supplies to both domestic and international markets We will catch up by the time the global economic slowdown ends&rdquo he stated in a releaseppBoth common effluent treatment plants CETPs and individual units were following the ZLD technology More than 50 per cent of units were running Before the closure order there were 494 dyeing and 162 bleaching units while there are 16 CETPs in operation now of the 18 earlierppOn the energy front he said the industry was facing problem in running the units and incurring more operational cost due to heavy load shedding and due to usage of diesel gensetsppThe industry would explore ways and means to live up to the expectations of their sourcing people both in domestic and international markets he said adding the bottlenecks in the past included sudden increase in yarn prices closure of units and the economic slowdown in their traditional markets &mdash the US and Europep


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