Industrial Units Should Plant Saplings, Make Premises Green, Says Collector
VELLORE: The importance of plantation of trees was stressed by Collector R Nanthagopal at the World Environment Day celebrations organized by Ranitech (a common effluent treatment plant (CETP) run by over 90 tanneries) in Ranipet on Thursday.
While appreciating the efforts taken by Ranitech in recycling the treated water back into the process, to save and conserve water, he said, this had also helped in addressing the issue of water scarcity in the region.
The environment was also protected to a large extent this way, the Collector added further. All the small, medium and big industrial units in the district should make their campuses green by planting trees. This is the only way to ensure a safe future, he said.
In the next five years, Vellore should evolve as an industrially developed district, free from pollution, he appealed. The Collector also inspected the common effluent treatment plant in Ranipet and flagged off a special vehicle that would be used to clean the septic tanks in the CETPs. Officials from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), RDO Priyadarshini and members from Ranitech were present on the occasion.
Similar meeting was held in Vaniyambadi by the TNPCB in association with Vanitech (CETP). Tree saplings were also planted in the campus by the TNPCB engineers on the occasion. Municipal commissioner Ravi distributed tree saplings to the public at a function organized by the environment club of Vaniyambadi.
In the Ranipet SIDCO CETP, a meeting was organized to create awareness on safety and caring for employees at the CETP, which was presided over by R Amirthakatesan.
Tree saplings were also planted in the CETP campus. Tree saplings were also planted in the Government Boys Higher Secondary School campus by the students and teachers.