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Authorities in Indian state of Tamil Nadu are yet to take a concrete action against those apparel units that are operating illegally from residential areas. These units involved in apparel production related activities have emerged as serious threat to environment as they are discharging of untreated effluents into the open and drains.

People living in the vicinity have also become victim of these illegal operations. These companies have employed many labourers without any verification.

“Responsibility of detecting the units functioning from residential buildings rest with the Corporation Administration in the case of Tirupur knitwear cluster,” told Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board’s District Environmental Engineer (Tirupur North) K. Elankumaran to a leading daily, adding, “The district coordination committee constituted to look into the pollution issues has now decided to immediately disconnect the power supply to the houses if at all any unit was found functioning in such buildings.”

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“Lack of coordination between different departments was helping people to run units in residential buildings,” said Vanchipalayam K. Durai, a farmer and Secretary of Tirupur Groundwater Protection Associations.

 

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