Erosion of Farmers – The New Indian Express


By Express press service

ERODE: Farmers and Perundurai activists have urged the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to take action to prevent industries from discharging untreated effluent into water bodies. According to farmers, thanks to the widespread rainfall in the state, water bodies in remote villages were also receiving a heavy inflow. In Perundurai taluk, for example, the water bodies of Odaikkattur, Sullimedu and Palatholuvu villages located near the units of the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (SIPCOT) recorded a good inflow, but the the color of the water is different, suggesting possible untreated industrial effluents. be left in bodies of water.

Tamilselvan, a farmer and activist, said: “Every rainy season these water bodies face this problem. Some factories release polluted water into common sewers at night. We have filed a complaint with the TNPCB and the council must take action immediately,” he said. ”The Palatholuvu pond falls under the Athikkadavu Avinashi drinking water and irrigation system. The project should be finished soon. If the pond is contaminated, the farmers’ long years of struggle will be wasted as the contaminated water will not be safe to drink,” he added.

Nanthakumar, a farmer from Ingur near Sullimedu, said: “We have filed several complaints with the authorities. But a solution still eludes us. TNPCB Assistant Engineer Muthuraj said: “We are monitoring the industries closely and have not found any foul play. The SIPCOT factories have wastewater treatment plants. We will, however, carry out a field study to check for possible leaks from the SIPCOT units”.

ERODE: Farmers and Perundurai activists have urged the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to take action to prevent industries from discharging untreated effluent into water bodies. According to farmers, thanks to the widespread rainfall in the state, water bodies in remote villages were also receiving a heavy inflow. In Perundurai taluk, for example, the water bodies of Odaikkattur, Sullimedu and Palatholuvu villages located near the units of the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (SIPCOT) recorded a good inflow, but the the color of the water is different, suggesting possible untreated industrial effluents. be left in bodies of water. Tamilselvan, a farmer and activist, said: “Every rainy season these water bodies face this problem. Some factories release polluted water into common sewers at night. We have filed a complaint with the TNPCB and the council must take action immediately,” he said. ”The Palatholuvu pond falls under the Athikkadavu Avinashi drinking water and irrigation system. The project should be finished soon. If the pond is contaminated, the farmers’ long years of struggle will be wasted as the contaminated water will not be safe to drink,” he added. Nanthakumar, a farmer from Ingur near Sullimedu, said: “We have filed several complaints with the authorities. But a solution still eludes us. TNPCB Assistant Engineer Muthuraj said: “We are monitoring the industries closely and have not found any foul play. The SIPCOT factories have wastewater treatment plants. We will, however, carry out a field study to check for possible leaks from the SIPCOT units”.

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