Bellandur: Chemical unit asked to show documents to KSPCB

Bellandur: Chemical  unit asked to show documents to KSPCB

The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday directed a chemical industry to produce their agreement and records with the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), showing treatment of their effluents to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) within a week.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar said that if such documents are produced, then KSPCB shall consider the matter expeditiously. Kerox Chemicals Pvt Ltd located in Basavanapura, Bannerghatta Main Road has challenged the notice issued by the KSPCB.  The Board had asked firm to close down the industry as it was letting untreated effluent into the drain, leading to pollution of the Bellandur lake. 

The chemical industry however contended that the effluents generated in its premises is handed over to CETP of Lidkar Tanners Enviro Control Systems Limited and that they are not letting any untreated effluent into the drains. The bench adjourned the next hearing after two weeks.

In another petition, the bench ordered notice to KSPCB in a petition by Brewsky, a brewery, bar and restaurant located in JP Nagar. The brewery challenged the notice issued by KSPCB, asking it to close down their brewery as it was letting untreated effluent. The court directed Brewsky to close down their unit. However it allowed the bar and restaurant to function. The division bench has adjourned the next hearing to June 13.

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