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February , 2010
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Effluents floating in River Noyyal

Source: The Hindu, New Delhi, Date: January , 2010

Despite the ban on discharge of industrial effluents into River Noyyal imposed by the Supreme Court, which came into force on (January 6), large quantities of coloured effluents were seen passing along its stretch in the city throughout the day . According to the Supreme Court ruling, dyeing units should not discharge treated or untreated effluents into the river beyond January 5. Dyers Association of Tirupur (DAT) puts the blame on dyeing units, which are “not members of the Association”, functioning in an unorganised manner. “Such units which function from houses and small edifices are responsible for the discharge of effluents since the DAT members, except a very few units having individual effluent treatment plants, are already on an indefinite strike,” DAT president S. Samiappan told. Meanwhile, TNPCB officials led by Assistant Engineer G. Udaya Kumar visited some of the small-scale dyeing units pointed out by the DAT.

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