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Kitex sends Rs 1 billion notice to MLA for false accusation

Jun 26, 2021
Kitex sends Rs 1 billion notice to MLA for false accusation

Kerala

Kitex, a textile firm in Kerala, has been accused of not installing a modern waste management plant in its bleaching and dyeing unit. The firm has denied these accusations though.

The Kerala-based textile factory owned by the Anna-Kitex group has been accused of polluting the river Kadambrayar. The accusation has been raised by PT Thomas who is a member of the Legislative Assembly from the Thrikkakara constituency. This accusation has been denied by the company’s officials who have sent a legal notice to the MLA to pay the company Rs 1 billion for putting up false accusations.

According to the MLA, the Kizhakkambalam gram panchayat had issued a permit for the bleaching and dyeing unit in October 2008 to the company. But the company has still not installed a waste management unit to teat its effluents. He also said that this is a violation of human rights.

PT Thomas further said that the textile factory doesn’t have zero liquid discharge due to which the contaminants could not be converted to solid waste. He also gave the reference of the report by the Pollution Control Board, that the discharge from the textile factory had 0.1 milligram of chromium per litre, which is three times more than the prescribed limit. He also said that he doesn’t have any personal issue with the firm and he doesn’t want Kitex to shut down.

Source – The News Minute

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