The district administration has finally sealed four organised sector dyeing units on Thursday many months after the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board head office gave directions to administration to carry out the sealing of its premises and machinery.

Official sources said 19 more units would be sealed on Friday.

The said units were caught for operating illegally and discharging the effluents into the open against the Madras High Court directive which stipulated zero liquid discharge (ZLD) norms in the dyeing process.

The inordinate delay in the execution of the sealing orders, which in fact had helped the erring units to function for a few more months, had already invited wrath of the farming community.

On earlier occasions too, the administration had been lethargic in executing the TNPCB head office's orders which once even forced the TNPCB chairman to personally direct the Tirupur District Collector during a visit here to execute the sealing order.

Farmers' representatives were of the opinion that the officials responsible for delayed sealing of the units caught should be charge sheeted for the apathy shown.

“It is a matter of concern that why the officials are showing soft stance to the units against which the sealing orders were issued,” they asked.