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CII holds Interactive Session with U’khand Pollution Control Board

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By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 12 May: SK Pattnaik,  Member Secretary, Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board, while addressing CII members, thanked Industry for coming forward and supporting the board by getting registered for EPR. He stated that 80% registrations have been completed so far. While deliberating on plastic waste management, he stressed that all the plastic waste generated by PIBOs or any industry should be disposed through plastic waste processors or cement coprocessors only. In case of violating this provision, strict action will be taken, because plastic waste is the serious concern which is affecting society at large.

Bipen Gupta, Chairman, CII Uttarakhand State Council, and Director, GB Springs, highlighted a few key points which included allowing use of existing CETP at IIE SIIDCUL by neighbouring industries. For this, the industry should be allowed to transport the effluent by tankers to the CETP and instructions should be given to the JV partner to accept the effluent for treatment from industries outside SIIDCUL.

Pattnaik also addressed the issue of legacy waste disposal and apprised members that the timeline has been issued for the bioremediation and disposable of legacy waste by the Urban Development Department for which a few DPRs have been approved and a few are under consideration by Ministry of Urban Development. He added that 34 landfill sites have been identified across the states and work has already been started for which a conservative target has been set up till December 2023.

While closing his address, he said that the department would support Industry. For any query or suggestion, it can reach out to the department at any time.

CII also recommended setting up of ETPs for a cluster of industries outside notified industrial areas, since MSMEs do not have funds to invest in ETPs. Monthly user charges can be charged from industries by government /ETP operators based on use of the facility, to extend CETPs in all the clusters among others.

Mannu Kochhar, Past Chairman, CII Uttarakhand, emphasised the waste oil collection issue for which industry has only one registered collection agency based out of Roorkee, which charges high costs even for low volume and wondered if government could help in setting up of a local collection centre at affordable cost.

The interaction was well attended by over 30 industries from Dehradun, Haridwar and Kumaon regions.