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We want: Members of the Erode Mavatta Siru Thozhilgal Urimaiyalargal Thozhilalargal Nala Sangham on a fast in Erode on Wednesday.
We want: Members of the Erode Mavatta Siru Thozhilgal Urimaiyalargal Thozhilalargal Nala Sangham on a fast in Erode on Wednesday.

Staff Reporter

Demand government’s help in safely discharging effluents

ERODE: Members of the Erode Mavatta Siru Thozhilgal Urimaiyalargal Thozhilalargal Nala Sangham went on a fast on Wednesday demanding the State Government’s help in safely discharging effluents.

Common plant

They wanted the Government to set up a common effluent treatment plant for them to use it and safely discharge effluents.

The members said that the Government could recover the cost by charging them a maintenance fee based on the quantity of effluents discharged.

Welfare board

They also sought a separate welfare board for workers in dyeing and other textile processing industries, relaxation of norms to allow small and tiny industries to continue functioning in residential areas, among other things.

Advocate Bhavani B. Mohan, association president D. Balachandar and hundreds of industry people here participated.

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