CPCB report on industrial pollution by M/s Speciality Industries Polymers & Coating, SIDCUL, Sitarganj, Uttarakhand

  • 05/06/2020

Central Pollution Control Board (Regional Directorate, Lucknow) report on the site visit to M/s Speciality Industries Polymers & Coating Pvt Ltd, SIDCUL, Sitarganj, Uttarakhand. 

The unit is engaged in production of polymer emulsion. The unit was visited on January 28, 2020 in reference to the National Green Tribunal order of December 3, 2019 in the matter of O.A. No. 123/2018 by joint team of officials from regional directorate, CPCB, Lucknow and Regional Office, Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB), Kashipur.

The unit had yet not obtained NOC from Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) for extraction of groundwater. The unit had aplied for the same on May 11, 2017. The unit had installed electromagnetic flow meters for measurement of water consumption and wastewater generation. The unit had also installed reverse osmosis followed by agitated thin film dryer to achieved ZLD.

During the visit, it was observed that the unit was not discharging any treated effluent into the CETP conveyance system and the pipe connecting PETP outlet to CETP conveyance system was removed. The effluent generated was recycled and reused after treatment.

The information related to hazardous waste, air pollution and water pollution were found updated on the day of inspection.

Environmental compensation was separately calculated for non-compliance, with respect to industrial pollution and ground water extraction.

The CPCB made the following recommendations:

1. Rs. 19,90,000/- for non-compliance with regard to industrial pollution during May 18, 2018 to December 4, 2018.

2. Rs. 5,33,760/- for 26,688 m3 groundwater extraction without NOC from CGWA. In addition, Rs. 20/-per m3 may be charged from the unit till obtaining NOC from CGWA.

3. The unit should carry out and submit third party feasibility report of ZLD installed from organisations/institutes like IIT, NPC, NEERI, NIT and others.

Note: Report uploaded to the NGT site on June 5, 2020