Jammu MSMEs hail J&K Pollution Control Board for giving time bound clearances; requests to cut rates for lifting hazardous wastes
Jammu, Dec 11 (KNN) The Pollution Control Board of Jammu & Kashmir has been hailed by the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region for giving time bound clearance to the industries of J&K. However, the industrialists highlighted the issue of higher rates being charged by the authorized agencies for lifting hazardous wastes from the industrial units and requested the department to consider lowering the rates.
In this regard, a delegation of Bari Brahmana Industries Association (BBIA) led by its President Lalit Mahajan met Suresh Chugh, Chairman of J&K Pollution Control Board.
During the meeting, the delegation highlighted various issues related to the industrial sector of J&K and sought early resolution.
Mahajan appreciated the speedy clearances being given by the department under the Chairmanship of Chugh. According to them, this has improve the Ease of Doing Business environment for the MSMEs.
During the course of discussions, Mahajan pointed the issue of higher rates being charged by the authorized agencies in respect of lifting of hazardous waste from the industrial units.
He requested the Chairman to take up the matter with the respective agencies for reduction in the rates.
The delegation specifically also highlighted the problems being faced by the cement manufacturing units with regards to Online Monitoring System due to restrictions imposed on Internet Services.
Also, Mahajan said that a number of units engaged in the manufacturing of plastic goods were already closed due to ban imposed by the government. He requested the Chairman to take up the matter with the Industries Department for the rehabilitation of such units by providing soft loans to switch over to Bio-Degradable products.
The other points discussed in the meeting included - Operation of ETP’s by J&KSIDCO in time bound manner, Functional of State Pollution Control Laboratories Plantation of Trees in the Industrial Areas & other related issues.
Chugh, the Chairman of J&K Pollution Control Board, assured the delegation to resolve the issues on priority basis and requested the President to intimate all the unit holders to operate their ETP plants on regular basis which will help to control the Pollution Level within the industrial areas. He also offered free plants to the unit holders for plantation in their units. (KNN Bureau)