Remove Reharis from IGC Samba, create CETP : AOI

Excelsior Correspondent
SAMBA, Feb 21: Association of Industries (AOI) has urged upon the District Administration Samba  and SIDCO authorities to remove  all the illegal Reharis and Khokhas from the Industrial Growth Centre (IGC) Samba complex immediately and create Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in the area.
In a meeting of the Executive Committee  members of the Association held here today under the chairmanship of Vijay Aggarwal,  president for Samba unit of the AOI,  the members expressed serious concern over the mushrooming growth of the Reharis and Khokhas in the SIDCO complex  Phase I and II. They said there is no check on such activities and these establishments are providing unhygienic food and other eatables to the workers  and passers- by.
These Reharis  and illegal temporary establishments  have not only blocked the roads and lanes, but their owners are also throwing  garbage  and waste material in the drains and lanes,  creating  water logging with the chocking of drains. There is no proper drainage system in the complex created by SIDCO and it is polluting the atmosphere.
It was also urged upon the Industries Minister and Forest Minister to have a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) and provide a  secure  and safe landfill for the hazardous industrial waste in the nearby area.  It was resolved in the meeting to go ahead for the construction of  the office of Association of Industries, Samba at the earliest.
Besides the president, Vijay Aggarwal, the meeting was also attended by   Raman Jolly- vice president, Retesh Mahajan -general secretary, Rohit  Saroha ( treasurer), Vinay Sharma, Anil Verma, Ramesh Bhardwaj,  Arjun Malhotra, Sachin Verma, J P Singh, V K Poddar and Sahil Aggarwal.