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DPCB cracks down on illegal dyeing units

Five illegal units demolished following complaints

The District Pollution Control Board (DPCB) cracked down on illegal dyeing units here in Bagalur.

According to a release from the District Pollution Control Board, the illegal dyeing units were found to be operating without requisite permits.

Based on complaints from the local people, five dyeing units in Thummanapalli and Sathyamangalam areas of Bagalur were found to be operating illegally and without treatment plants. The untreated effluents were also being released into Thenpennai river.

Following complaints from the public, Collector S. Prabhakar had ordered action.

The District Pollution Control Board along with a team of officials from TANGEDCO, besides Hosur Tahsildar, and Bagalur police inspector oversaw the disconnection of power lines to the dyeing units.

Later, the structures of the five units were razed to the ground.

According to the release, the structures housing the units were razed to the ground with the use of JCBs. Further, the District Pollution Control Board has also warned landlords of action, if they let out premises for illegally operated units. Landowners are warned of action, if they let out space for units that brazenly contaminated water sources or discharged effluents into the environment, without following protocols.

However, the release did not explain about power connection to illegal units in the first place enabling its operation, or if any criminal complaint was lodged against the owners.

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