Knitwear Hub's green cover drive

L N Revathy Tirupur | Updated on January 22, 2018

Vanathukkul Tiruppur has, as part of the community’s green initiative, planted a record 1.25 lakh tree saplings in 100 days.

The effort initiated with the support of ‘VETRY', a NGO is committed to preserving natural systems.

This green success of Tiruppur was celebrated at a special function today with the Tamil Nadu Minister for Forest M S Anandan gracing the event.

Tirupur industrialists have contributed Rs 6 crore towards the corpus fund. This fund, according to the NGO  would be used for the protection and watering of the planted saplings for the next two years

Schools, colleges and industries have evinced interest in this initiative and taken a pledge to create a ‘green cover’ in the region in the next five years.

Besides this, the industrialists in the knitwear hub have undertaken another green initiative by achieving the Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) in their processing units. The units have installed a daily recycling capacity of about eight crore litres of water per day.

This ensures saving of pumping fresh water to that extent every day for the factories.  This mechanism, costing a capex of Rs 600 crore, reuses the salt water that is used for processing for dyeing purposes.

 With so much manufacturing activity happening in the region, the town needs huge amount of natural resources like land and water and manmade resources like power to sustain the business.

Industrialists here have ensured that every element of the environment is used in a sustainable manner. They have set up wind power generators with a total capacity of 1200 MW and recently, they supported this with a solar plant that has a current installed capacity of 65 MW, together costing Rs 7 crore /MW.

Published on December 13, 2015

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