one day Tirupur bandh on Feb four

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Coimbatore, Jan 31 (PTI) Hindu Munnani today called forone-day bandh in Tirupur on Feb Four, seeking immediateintervention of Tamil Nadu government to solve the ''impendingcrisis'', following the Madras High Court order for closureof those dyeing and bleaching units polluting Noyyal river bydischarging untreated effluents.

The Munnani also sought the cooperation and support oflike-minded parties and organisations, to make the bandhsuccessful, mainly to protect the hosiery industry and alsothousands of labourers, Munnani sources said.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board was awaitingthe copy of the court order for execution. On receipt of thecopy, the department would ask the Electricity Board todisconnect power supply to over 560 units, which meansclosing the shop for dyeing units, Board sources said.

Once the power was disconnected, it would take at least onemonth for such units to restart, as they were to be certifiedby a monitoring committee for installing the zero dischargefacility, they said.

Tirupur, with more than 5,000 units, is exporting knitwearand ready made garments, worth over rs.12,000 crore annually.

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