Even construction projects with built-up area less than 20,000 sq. mt. if they are provided with sewage treatment plant should also get consent of the board for effective monitoring of operation of such plants, the statement said.
CHENNAI: On Tuesday the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board issued a statement stating all building projects including multi-storied apartment buildings, IT parks, and commercial establishments with a built-up area more than 20,000 sq. mt. shall get consent to operate from the TNPCB under the Water (P&CP) Act, 1974 and the Air (P&CP) Act, 1981.
TOI had pointed earlier that how multi-storey buildings above 20,000 sq. mt. are not taking environmental clearances. The order came in response to the TOI story published recently. Thereafter, the supporters who have got consent shall apply and get renewal of consent regularly and they shall operate the facility only with valid consent of the pollution control board.
The statement said to include the construction projects with built-up area less than 20,000 sq. mt., if there is a provision of sewage treatment plant and same shall also get consent of the board for effective monitoring of operation of such plants.
It stated that in case of residential apartment complexes, where the promoter handed over the building to the owner’s association, the said association shall apply and get consent of the TNPCB and subsequently renew the consent regularly.
STP shall be operated efficiently so as to meet the standards. The treated sewage shall be recycled, used for gardening, tree plantation as per consent order conditions.