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Upgradation work of CETP at leather complex to start soon as administration issues letter of intent to Chennai based agency

Punjab Tribune Bureau | July 29, 2021 08:06 PM

Project cost worth Rs. 27.26 crore to be borne by centre, state government and beneficiaries 

Move aimed at ensuring pollution-free operation of leather industry - DC Ghanshyam Thori 

 

 JALANDHAR: In a bid to ensure proper treatment of effluents from the leather industry, the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at the local Leather Complex, is all set to be upgraded soon, with district administration Jalandhar has issued letter of intent to Chennai based agency M/s Eco Protection Engineers Pvt. Ltd. The total cost of this project would be Rs. 27.26 crore, which would be borne by the Central Govt, state government, and the beneficiaries of CETP in the proportions of 70%, 15% & 15% respectively. 

Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner GhanshyamThori said that it was a long pending demand of leather Industry of Leather Complex, Jalandhar and the Punjab government has taken this decision for the welfare of the leather industry. The DC said that the move would help in strengthening the CETP on one hand and reducing the environmental pollution considerably by the industry on the other. 

Mr.Thori said that this would help in giving major and much-awaited relief to the industry adding the CETP at the leather complex was set up in 2009 and needs to be upgraded according to new standards which would help to curb the pollution. 

He further said that the work would be completed at a rapid pace and would be completed within stipulated time-frame and the company would be responsible for the smooth running of CETP for one year after the completion of up-gradation project of CETP. 

Pointing out further, Administrative Officer of PETS/CETP  KC Dogra said that as per guidelines, Govt. of India is to release funds in four instalments and likewise State Govt and beneficiaries/industry share of 15% each of the total project cost is to be contributed by the State Govt/industry in four instalments. DPIIT, New Delhi shall release first instalment as soon as industry’s share is collected and bank account statement is submitted to DPIIT, New Delhi. All the 59 beneficiaries have been asked to deposit first instalment of their share out of four instalments.

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