The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu will soon enforce self disciplinary norms in textile processors. The third party monitoring in Perundurai State Industries Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (SIPCOT) will ensure environmental compliance.
This move is expected to boost confidence and trust of stakeholders according to the Southern Indian Mills’ Association (SIMA). Both these parties have unanimously decided to follow the norms keeping in mind the sustainability of the environment. The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) dictates specific norms which includes adoption of specified methods like ZLD technology in addition to conserving water and recording the effluent treatment performance data.
Tamil Nadu is India’s one of the fastest growing states and this recent move will serve as a great example for the rest of the country. The industrialists are being highly encouraged to adhere to the TPNCB norms and comply with the various regulations for the betterment of the environment. Tamil Nadu is responsible for one third of the country’s textile business and in the recent years, the industry has been stagnant with no quality development. This was mainly due to the non availability of quality water and treatment of effluents in a cost effective manner. Being one of the major challenges, the industries are all set to overcome the situation and boost the present scenario.
Perundurai SIPCOT has over 35 textile processing units including tanneries. Each unit has invested over 30 crores for ZLD effluent treatment and experiencing further expenditure to adhere to the other norms. But all of these are aimed for a better output and a much more environment friendly approach which will only help the textile business in the long run.