In an ongoing battle against pollution, Karnataka has taken action to close a few polluting pyrolysis plants
The seemingly never-ending fight to clean up the tyre pyrolysis sector in India spreads far wider than the Indian sub-continent. Not least is to the reputation of pyrolysis as a chemical process that can help clean up our wastes.
The Karnataka government ordered the closure of up to eight pyrolysis plants in the Bidar district., It also instructed two pharmaceutical companies to close their plants.
Karnataka minister for forest, environment, and ecology, Eshwar B Khandre said;” Permanent closure orders have been issued, keeping in mind public health and protection of water issues.
The closures come in the wake of a series of complaints and visits from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, who then recommended the closure of these plants.
The action comes as part of a crackdown on a 40 year-old industrial area which has been found to be the source of contamination of groundwater. Khandre added; “I am reviewing reports and findings [on polluting plants], and action will soon be initiated against pollution-causing industries.
Source: Times of India