Raid on dyeing units, two shops closed

Mysuru, July 5:- Officials of Pollution Control Board, the tahsildar and police on Thursday raided shops involved in co-dyeing clothes illegally and closed down such units.

The officials locked down the factory on C V Road near Bannimantap here. Tahsildar Ramesh Babu said that illegal factories are colouring clothes without any permission or licence. They said that the initiation has been taken as directed by the Deputy Commissioner.

“We will seize all the illegal dyeing units. We have seized two among the eight dyeing units and will seize the remaining in the coming days. They should not open illegal godowns. If they have to open godowns, they should get permission from the court,” the officials said.

“Dyeing unit owners take places for rent and spread colours through UGD. Tamil Nadu doesn’t have a proper water system but here the water availability is better. They do dyeing works during the night. They run away when the officials raid. Using this water brings in skin diseases and affects animals and birds. FIR has been filed against 6 out of 8 dyeing units. The landowners too will also face the music,” said Pollution Control officer B M Prakash. (MR/GK).

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