Over one hundred unlicensed and faulty infrastructural dyeing factories have been polluting both air and water as the factories have no proper equipment to run eco-friendly.
The department of environment in Narayanganj office informed that a four hundred forty one dyeing factories has been running in the district. Among those one hundred nineteen dyeing factories have no environment clearance certificate. The other three hundred twenty two dyeing factories have been operated with an environment clearance certificate.
Of those factories that have been approved once by the department of environment are not operating abiding for twenty seven terms and condition of environment clearance certificate.
The department of environment issued the clearance certificate mentioning the twenty seven terms and conditions and have bindings if one condition is found ignored the certificate would be canceled. This certificate is renewable every year.
Both the unlicensed and some licensed factories have been violating the environment laws. Those factories emit smoke and discharge toxic water into local canals, basins and crop land.
A good number of dyeing factories are situated in the residential area resulting in human health hazards due to emitting smoke, chemical mixed vapor and toxic water.
In the environment clearance certificate clearly mentioned the condition no-2, the dyeing factory must have a water purification system that means the effluent treatment plant (ETP). In the condition no-20 in the certificate mentioned that any activity of the factory doesn't pollute earth, water, air and sound system.
Besides, different areas people of the district claimed that certified or not certified dyeing factories abide fully by environmental law and the factory owner patronizes some local hoodlum as the people don’t utter against them.
Last twenty days, the Narayanganj environment office disconnected the gas and electricity line due to fault. Deputy director of Narayanganj environment office Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun and inspector Habibur Rahman on July 3 inspected Quality Textile (New name) and old name is United Dyeing located at Banglabazar under Fatulla police station and found a faulty ETP machine that was inactive and also has been running with renewed licensed since 2018.
Deputy Director of Narayanganj environment office Abdullah Al Mamun said that the department would take action as per law against those who don’t obey the environment law.
Requesting not to disclose the name a source of environment department claimed that a staff of directorate general office interferes to take proper action against the faulty dyeing factories in Narayanganj