Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: Eight process houses in the textile town of Bhilwara in Rajasthan will start again. The units will have to deposit a security of Rs.15 lakh and strictly adhere to the conditions and parameters laid down for pollution control within three months, failing which their security amount will be forfeited.

The decision on the reopening of the units was taken at a meeting chaired by Industries Minister Rajendra Pareek in which Forests and Environment Minister Ramlal Jat, Pollution Control Board chairman V. S. Singh and Principal Secretary (Industries) C. S. Rajan were also present.

Bhilwara’s 21 process houses and one woollen mill will have to install electric sub-meters in their Effluent Treatment Plants. These units too will have to ensure within three months that no polluted water will come out from their premises.

Mr. Singh said that at present video graphs of all the units in Bhilwara are available with the Board.

After a period of three months, yet another video-graphy would be done to make a comparative study to know whether they had complied with the pollution parameters.

The units from where the effluent is coming out will have to increase the storage capacity. The Bhilwara municipality has proposed to install a plant for Reverse Osmosis of the polluted water.