Addressing Water Pollution : A review of Zero Liquid Discharge Policy in Tirupur, India
Effluents from Indian textile industries, such as bleaching and dyeing units, are discharged directly into the rivers and other surface water bodies. This adversely impacts the water quality, aquatic species, agriculture, and human health. In Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India, farmers in Tirupur District, a textile manufacturing hub, protested the deteriorating water quality and its impact on their livelihood. In 2011, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board implemented a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) regulation, which required the textile industries in this state to remove almost all pollutants ...
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