maximum quantity of water consumed in a sugar factory shall not
exceed 2 cubic meter per tonne of cane crushed
factory shall ensure that all the effluents are collected and
treated within the factory site before discharge, by providing
scientifically designed treatment units of adequate capacity
incorporating biological treatment systems for treatment of
effluents to the standards stipulated by the State Pollution
Control Board. Wherever methane recovery plants are adopted, the
methane gas generated shall not be vented out to the atmosphere,
but utilised in the factory itself to generate energy.
The treated effluent conforming to stipulated standards shall be
invariably used for irrigation purpose and shall not be discharged
to any stream, river or surface water body. Sugar factory shall
possess adequate land to ensure complete utilization of treated
effluents for agriculture.
application of treated effluent shall be controlled so as to avoid
either flooding of land or ground water contamination. Before
allowing the use of treated effluent for irrigation, the State
Pollution Control Board shall ensure that the factory submits a
report on geophysical characteristics and assimilation capacity of
land. Adequate number of observation bores/test wells shall be
provided by the factory in and around the irrigated area to
monitor ground water quality.
of required height and other air pollution control equipments like
fly-ash arresters as prescribed I by the State Pollution Control
Board shall be provided by the factory.
shall be collected and stored properly by the factory to avoid
factory shall. ensure that the noise levels are within the
stipulated limits and shall conduct periodic monitoring of noise
levels at designated locations at specified intervals.
mud generated can be sold without further treatment. However, in
case it is not sold it shall be collected, composted within the
factory under the supervision of factory's Scientists/Engineers
before disposing it off. Leachate from the press mud shall be
collected and treated and it shall not be allowed to soak down the
earth nor create aesthetic nuisance nor contaminate the ground
water. Composting pits shall be impervious. Necessary Certificate
and the suitability of the composted press mud for agriculture
shall be produced to the State Pollution Control Board.
sludge shall be collected and disposed off by the factory
scientifically as approved by the State Pollution Control Board.
from the boilers shall be collected and disposed off by the
factory scientifically as approved by the State Pollution Control
factory shall install water meters to measure the water consumed
for different purposes as per the Water (Prevention and Control of
Pollution) Cess Act, 1977, as amended, and pay water cess.
factory shall submit an Environmental statement Report for the
financial year ending the 31st March
in the prescribed fonn to the State Pollution Control Board on or
before the 30th day of September every year beginning 1993.
tanks used for the storage and treatment of effluents shall be
made impervious by providing adequate cement concrete/stone
masonry/stone slab lining with leak proof joints in the bottom and
sides. Observation bores with pipes shall be provided around such
tanks and monitored for leakage.
factory shall store the molasses generated in adequately sized
steel tanks provided with roof cover.
factory shall upgrade the pollution control systems as and when
new technologies become available.
factory shall ensure continuous and effective operation and
maintenance of pollution control systems by employing qualified
factory shall ensure continuous and uninterrupted power supply to
see that the pollution control systems function uninterruptedly.
Separate energy meter shall be provided for pollution control
fully equipped laboratory shall be established by the factory with
appropriate equipments to monitor the
performance of pollution control systems and to test the
effluents, emission and soil for pollution related parameters.
new factory and those proposed to be expanded shall submit
Environmental Impact Assessment Report and Environmental
Management Plan to the State Pollution Control Board and
Department of Ecology and Environment and obtain prior consent and
environmental clearance respectively.
the Occupier has not taken consents under the Water (Prevention
and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and
Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, and clearance under the
Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, he shall not be allowed to run
the factory. Action shall be taken by writing to the concerned
Departments to stop supplies such as electricity, water etc.
convenience the Standards stipulated by the Karnataka State
Pollution Control Board both under the water (Prevention and
Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and the Air (Prevention and
Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, for the effluents and emissions
discharged respectively are given below: