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Cabinet Minister Gurkirat Kotli inaugurates Common Effluent Treatment Plant of 40 MLD capacity in Focal Point
Ludhiana, January 4, 2022: A Common Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) of capacity 40 MLD for dyeing clusters of Focal Point, Ludhiana was inaugurated by the Gurkirat Singh Kotli, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Department of Industries & Commerce, Information Technology, Science & Technology, Punjab in the august presence of Sanjay Talwar MLA, Ludhiana East and Madam Mamta Ashu W/o Shri Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Department of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Punjab.
This CETP has a total cost of Rs. 84.50 Crore including conveyance system of about 25 KMwhich is amounts to Rs. 24 Crore. There are 73 beneficiary dyeing industries located in the Focal Points, Phase I to VIII, Ludhiana are a member of this CETP.
The construction of CETP has been completed by M/s Larson and Turbo a renowned name in engineering and construction. The CETP is based on State-of-Art, Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) Technology.
Professor (Dr.) Adarsh Pal Vig, Chairman Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) welcomed the chief guest and informed that PPCB is the regulatory body having duty to control and prevention of pollution in the State of Punjab.
The Punjab Pollution Control Board is working on all fronts simultaneously for the conservation and rejuvenation of rivers and the ecology of Punjab.
The inauguration of CETP is similar to the inauguration of the temple / religious place / historical monuments and is the best service to the mankind, environment, and society. This CETP was needed of the hour as individual small-scale industries could not operate their ETP effectively due to lack of skilled manpower.
He also thanked the Punjab Govt., SPV, L & T (CETP Operator), PDA, Local Administration, and local leadership for their valuable and financial support in making this important project.
Ashok Makkar, Chairman PDA thanked the dignitary on stage and said that the successful commissioning of CETP 40 MLD is the outcome of the hard work of industrialists. With the commissioning of this CETP, the dyeing industries of Ludhiana have come forward to remove the blame for polluting the Budha Nallah forever.
Mamta Ashu congratulated the industrialist of Ludhiana for such a big step in protecting the environment.
The industries have installed their CETP for treatment of industrial effluent and work on control of domestic effluent in Budha Nallah is in full swing meeting with the timelines and likely to be commissioned within one and half years.
Sanjay Talwar MLA dedicated this CETP to the people of Ludhiana and especially to his constituency i.e. Ludhiana East. He also thanked the industrialist for employing the people of his constituency.
He informed that the major problem of sewerage overflow in his constituency has been solved with the commissioning of this CETP as the sewerage and industrial effluent were being carried out through a common sewerage system.
He further requested the industrialist to take steps to take initiative for control of air pollution in the area of his constituency.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest Gurkirat Singh Kotli, Cabinet Minister extended greetings for New Year and inauguration of CETP 40 MLD.
He said that the younger generation is very much aware of the environmental issues and these issues can be taken care of by involving technology in the field of the environment such as this CETP. The Govt. of Punjab has introduced a faceless system to extend its full support to facilitate the industry. This has also resulted in a huge investment in Punjab.
Krunesh Garg, Member Secretary, Punjab Pollution Control Board while extending thanks to the dignitaries, industrialists, Press, different departments, and the general public has informed that the successful commissioning of CETP and release of 200 Cusec freshwater into Budha Nallahis like dream come true in rejuvenation and restoration of Budha Nallah.
Apart from ECO-RESTORATION of Environment, this CETP will certainly help to boost the textile business in Ludhiana and the overall development of the State.