City gets 50 MLD effluent treatment plant : The Tribune India


Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, June 5

The city received a once-in-a-lifetime gift on World Environment Day when a 50 MLD (million liters per day) Joint Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) became operational on Tajpur Road for the treatment of 102 units of dye. Rahul Tewari, Secretary, Science, Technology and Environment, virtually inaugurated the plant.

DC Surabhi Malik chaired a district level function organized at Bachat Bhawan while ADC Amit Panchal, Punjab Pollution Control Board Superintendent Engineer Gulshan Rai and Executive Engineer Gurbaksh Singh Gil also attended.

In his address, Tewari said, “The CETP will treat effluent from 102 small and micro dyeing units located in the Tajpur cluster. Although most of these industrial units had installed their own treatment plants, but due to the lack of technical know-how and skilled labor, the treated water sometimes did not meet the set parameters and some toxic elements still remained in the discharge. .”

Malik said that as a long-term planning measure and to prepare the industry to meet stricter pollution control standards in the future, this CETP plant was set up through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) and the government had also provided a grant to share the expenses of setting up this plant. The state government is fully committed to reducing pollution and efforts in this direction will continue, she added.

In another function to mark ‘World Environment Day’, Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik launched a campaign to plant saplings along the Sidhwan Canal with an appeal to townspeople to conserve the priceless gifts of nature – earth, air and water. She said that human beings could only stay healthy and disease free if these natural elements were in abundance.

She gave a special mention to Lets Clean Ludhiana, an environmental conservation NGO and other NGO partners for their contribution to the planting effort for the improvement of green roofing in the city.

DC also participated in an event organized by the NGO – City Needs, where it called on humanity to come forward to conserve air, water and soil for future generations. can benefit from these collective efforts. She called the act of preserving the environment a true service to humanity.


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