Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh Reviews issues of Leather Industry

Asks PPCB to make visit at sludge site with members from industry

Jalandhar : Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Tuesday instructed the Punjab Pollution Control Board as a regulatory body to look into the concerns of industry by taking up the issues with the higher authorities on technical aspects.

While reviewing the issues of leather industry, the Deputy Commissioner directed that a joint team of PPCB technical experts and members of leather industry should chalk out a plan to visit the sludge wastage dumping site in Dera Bassi.

He also expressed satisfaction over the parameters met by the industry while going through the reports of samples being taken in a few months back. He also appreciated the cooperation extended by the industry to adhere the norms stipulated by the PPCB or other regulating agencies at New Delhi.

The PPCB Zonal Office Superintending Engineer Sandeep Bahl apprised the Deputy Commissioner that there were some issues of industry including rate of transportation of hazardous waste, which was under consideration.

He also informed that Nimbuan Green Field Limited is a SPV of industry itself for management of hazardous waste and leather industry wants to get the transportation rates reduced as industry facing tough time.

The Deputy Commissioner, who is the chairman of Committee to review and resolve the issues pertaining to leather industry at District level, said the members from both sides should be involved in the team so that a joint visit could be made at Nimbuan, a sludge waste collection site in Dera Bassi.

The industry representatives also urged that the company should provide billing of sludge transport to the industry as per the previous discussions.The Deputy Commissioner assured the industry that all their valid points had been taken, which would be resolved within given time.

Besides Industry Department’s OSD S.P. Longia, President of Leather Industry Committee Hira Lal Verma, executive members Stephen Klair, Deepak Chawla, Jagiri Lal and others were also present in the meeting.



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