The textile mill, run by the Assam Polyster Co-operative Society Limited (APOL) is situated at Rangia, Kamrup district of Assam and has an installed capacity of 8000 m cloth production per day from viscose, polyester and acrylic fibers. The mill releases its effluents into the agricultural land in the western side of the mill. This study has been undertaken to assess the impact of the textile mill on soil and heavy metals and of drinking water in the close vicinity of the mill.

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Assam Polyester Co-operative Society Limited (APOL) is situated at Rangia, which is at a distance of about 55 km from Guwahati, Assam. The mill discharges it treated effluent to the vast open area existing in the western side of the mill. People are having agricultural activities in western side of the mill and they complain very often about decreasing production from the land after the mill started operation.

rajasthan's Barmer district administration is on a drive to shut down all erring textile colouring and printing units in Balotara area since February 1, 2007. The step comes a year too late. The

The textile sector has a high water demand. Its biggest impact on the environment is related to primary water consumption (80

India has toppled the us to become the second largest producer of cotton, after China, states the cotton fiscal of 2006-2007. Statistics also show that by October-end, the annual cotton farmers' Chinese checker Since the elimination of global garment and textile quotas on January 1, 2005, analysts have predicted that China will dominate global garment production.

THE textile industry plays an important role in the economy of the country. It accounts for about 14 per cent of the industrial production, 4 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and 16 per cent of the country's export earnings.

This paper is the result of a study conducted at the request of Sri Kisan Paryavaran Sangarsh Samiti, which is spearheading the cause of the farmers against the pollution of the Bandi river and groundwater in and around the town of Pali, by textile dyeing and
printing industries. The Samiti, formed in 2004 has members drawn from around 50 villages in and around Pali.

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