September 10, 2015 Southern India Mills’ Association, which will sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the Global Investors Meet on Thursday to set up a textile processing park at Cuddalore, has obtained the approval from the authorities concerned for the technology of treatment and disposal of effluents, according to a press release from the association.
Its chairman T. Rajkumar has said that 10 leading textile companies in the State will establish processing units in the park and Anna University and various other institutions and agencies have given guidance and technology support on the technology of treatment and disposal of effluents.
Such projects, implementing marine discharge technology, are already in operation in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. A third party agency under the supervision of the Pollution Control Board will monitor online the effluent treatment and disposal.
Discharge of effluents
The treated effluent (to the maritime standards) will be discharged under the sea beyond 600 metres and after implementation of the project, the samples will be tested frequently and monitored by the Government authorities.
The processing units would tap groundwater below 1,000 feet and this was decided after SIPCOT conducted a study by engaging the geological department, he said.