Report filed by the Punjab Pollution Control Board on M/s Trident Factory, Dhanaula, Mansa road, Barnala, Punjab, 15/11/2022
Report filed by the Punjab Pollution Control Board on M/s Trident Factory, Dhanaula, Mansa road, Barnala. The NGT, February 8, 2022 had directed Trident Factory to pay a sum of Rs. 5 crore on 'polluter pay principle'.
The amount to be deposited in a separate account was to be used for improvement of environment of the area as per action plan to be prepared by the Central Pollution Control Board and the Punjab Pollution Control Board.
The paper and chemical division and home textile division of the industrial unit was visited by the officers of the Punjab Pollution Control Board. The team found that the effluent treatment plant and add-on air pollution control device (APCD) in the paper and chemical division of the company were in operation. No flow of treated wastewater was observed at the outlet of the unit leading to Dhanaula drain. But the industry has not yet plugged the outlet with cement concrete already provided into the Dhanaula drain for discharge of treated trade effluent.
During the visit, it was seen that the entire treated effluent was found diverted into land for plantation. The industry has developed additional land of 23 acres (in addition to existing 165 acre land area developed for utilization of treated wastewater) outside its premises and pipeline had already been laid across the drain for discharge of treated trade effluent of PCD division onto land for plantation.