Sunday, August 14, 2011

Coimbatore to become a Greener city.

All industrial concerns in Coimbatore and surrounding areas will devote 25 percent of their total occupancy areas to develop green belts. This was decided at a meeting of industrialists and pollution control board officials, organized by Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA) on Friday.

It was also decided to evolve plans to increase green cover in the district by planting large number of trees. The relevant authorities plan to act tough against manufacturers who use plastic carry bags less than 40 microns in thickness.

Pledging to fight against noise pollution, the participants urged all industrial units to implement proper measures to control noise, dust as well as water pollution. The pollution control board will be in constant touch with industrial units to solve issues of pollution. District Environmental Engineer K Kamaraj, who was chief guest at the meeting, said industrial units can apply on-line for services of TNPC Board.

He also sought the cooperation of industrialists in checking pollution effectively. Kamaraj gave a brief outline of pollution control legislations and supportive rules to representatives of the industrial units.
All the district level officials of the board also participated in the meeting and they sought the cooperation of industrial units in tackling the challenges posed by Municipal Solid Waste, Hazardous Wastes and Bio-Medical Wastes.

Industrialists wanted cooperation of the board in ensuring sustainable development without any damage to the environment. They told the board to bring all industrial units in the district under Coimbatore District office of the board. A number of units in the district are under the jurisdiction of Tirupur District Office.

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