Guidelines for abatement of pollution in textile industry
Textile industry is one of the highly polluting industries in the state having potential for creating pollution of water and air. The major operations performed in a typical textile processing industry are desizing, scouring, mercerizing, bleaching, neutralizing, dyeing, printing and finishing. The discharge of polluted effluents and use of various raw materials may cause contamination of soil, ground water and surface water which may have adverse consequences on environment in general and local population in particular. The effluents generated from the textile industry are of utmost concern because of its high volume and pollution potential. Textile industry is also a major source of hazardous waste generation. The sources of hazardous waste generation are effluent treatment plant sludge, used oil, empty containers of dyes and other chemicals etc. It is therefore essential that textile industries are established with complete pollution control abatement measures. Accordingly, State Board issues the following guidelines.