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, 2009
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Panel to identify units polluting Buddha Nullah

Source: The Tribune, New Delhi, Date: , 2009

The Buddha Nullah seems to have become a major concern. Industrialists feel they have to face taunts due to a few unit owners who do not treat industrial effluents as prescribed by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). The Federation of Dyeing Factories Associations, Ludhiana, has formed a monitoring committee to check whether effluent treatment plants worked PPCB norms. The committee, after its findings, can report to the federation and the PPCB for action. VK Goel, general secretary of the association, said the monitoring committee could visit any unit any time to assess performance, draw samples of the treated effluents and get these tested from a laboratory of choice. All members of the federation shall submit no-objection letters to the federation for the surprise visits of the
monitoring committee of their units and drawal of samples for testing and reporting of cases of violation to the PPCB. “The expenses of the Independent Monitoring Committee shall be borne by the federation. If efforts are made by people we will achieve our target (cleaning of the Buddha Nullah),” added Goel.