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ChennaiJan. 28The Federation of Indian Export Organisations has welcomed the Tamil Nadu Government's announcement of a Rs 700-crore marine discharge facility to tackle pollution from the dyeing units.

According to a press release from the FIEO, the announcement by the Chief Minister, Mr M. Karunanidhi, in the Assembly, that a marine discharge project would be implemented to tackle the effluent pollution from dyeing units paves way for a permanent solution to the problem.

It may be recalled that earlier this month over 730 dyeing and bleaching units in Tirupur and surrounding areas stopped production from January 1 following an order of the Madras High Court imposing a fine on them for effluents discharged into Noyyal River. They restarted operations after the State Government had assured them of support for a long-term solution to tackle the pollution.

Tamil Nadu would float a special purpose vehicle to set up the effluent treatment facilities. The industry believes this would be a long-term solution to the pollution problem posed by dyeing units in Tirupur, Perundurai, Erode, Namakkal and Karur, they said.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated January 29, 2007)
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