Polluting textile dyeing and printing units in the hub of Surat, Gujarat (India) will be shifted to the outskirts of the city, as per the clauses added to General Development Control Regulation (GDCR) by the Government of Gujarat.
For the swift shifting of operations, South Gujarat Textile Processors Association (SGTPA) has asked the Government to allocate 100 hectares of land for establishing a new industrial zone for mills located in Ashwani Kumar Road, Katargam, Varachha, Kadodara and Udhana areas.
It has been reported that around 65 textile manufacturing facilities are operating in the city’s residential areas, where Particulate Matter (PM10) levels is exceedingly higher than the national annual average at 184 per micrograms per cubic meter of air (UG/M3) per annum.
Jitu Vakharia, President, SGTPA reportedly stated, “We are elated that CM Vijay Rupani has accepted our proposal for shifting the textile mills out of the city and providing us with specialised industrial zone with 2.7 FSI. This will encourage the mill owners to shift their units out of the city and enjoy the benefits provided by the State Government.”
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