Web Exclusive | January 2019
Polluting Surat mills to be shifted
The shifting of polluting textile dyeing and printing mills outside the city limits could be a reality with the state government approving specified shifting zones for the industrial units with the addition of few provisions in the General Development Control Regulation (GDCR).
While approving the development plan (DP) for the Surat Urban Development Authority (Suda), the Gujarat government has made special provisions for the shifting of the industrial units located within the city to the outskirts in a specified shifting zone.
The decision has come following a strong recommendation by the south Gujarat Textile Processors Association (SGTPA) and the state industries minister, Saurabh Patel for shifting the textile mills to the outskirts.