CHENNAI: The State Pollution Control Board snaps industrial units discharging untreated effluents into water bodies in Hosur, an industrial city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Immediate action was taken by cutting down the power supply, after the unit was found to be discharging untreated industrial waste into a lake nearby.
The district administration and the board noticed that a few industrial units in Hosur were discharging untreated effluents into Bedarapalli lake. Following this, S Prabhakar, Collector directed the board to conduct inspections.
In a sequence of inspections carried out by the officials, a private unit in SIPCOT industrial estate found discharging effluents into Bedarapalli Lake at about 1 am.
A district level coordination committee headed by the collector had directed the board to hold routine inspections to crack down on units violating environment guidelines.
Additional, the officials are asked to act strictly against the violating industrial units.