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Mangaluru: Karavali plastic park project file still not sent to centre


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jul 11: The ambitious 'Plastic Park' project of the central government, which was supposed to come up on a plot of around 90 acres at Ganjimutt and Gurpur on the outskirts of the city is limited to just a slogan at the moment. The file which was supposed to be sent to the centre, is still getting rotten with the state government.

In 2017, the land for the establishment of the proposed park was surveyed under the leadership of Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, and a meeting was conducted in the city in this regard in the presence of Anant Kumar Hegde, union minister of state for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The proposal of the project was sent to the higher officials of the industries department in Bengaluru on the same day. However, it is learnt from reliable sources that the said file has not moved to the concerned people from the office of the industries department.

Did people's representatives neglect?

Sources are saying that the chief secretary of the state will send this file to the centre after conducting an extraordinary meeting in this regard. Once the centre gives the nod, the process for building the plastic park will begin. If this is the case, then why this project has taken so long to get an approval? The question that is being put forth by the public is that why people's representatives who speak about creating an industry-friendly environment in the state of Karnataka have not taken interest in the progress of the work related to this project.

Purpose of establishing 'Plastic Park'

This project, which was to be built at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore was intended to make use of the recycling technology of plastic along with making room for manufacturing of plastic products also. Due to this, plastic waste will be handled in a more efficient manner and also plastic products, which are in demand in the country will be manufactured.

There are several plastic manufacturing units in the country. However, as these are in small and medium scale industries it is not possible to fulfil the demands of the market for plastic products in India. Hence at present, the country is importing plastic goods from overseas. In order to overcome this hindrance, the fertilizer and petrochemical ministry at the centre thought of establishing plastic parks at various places in the country.

The central ministry has given the approval for constructing six plastic parks in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. In addition, the process was initiated in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and Assam for establishing these parks.

The irony is that all the other projects of establishing the plastic parks are in the implementation stage except the Mangaluru project, which unfortunately is limited to the project file only.

MRPL opened up the opportunity for 'Plastic Park'

MRPL opened up the opportunity to establish a full-fledged plastic park in the district of Dakshina Kannada once the polypropylene unit of the company started functioning. The waste of the polypropylene unit can be used as a raw material for manufacturing plastic products. Accordingly, an appeal was sent to the central government by the Canara Plastic Manufacturers and Traders Association in the year 2015. Acting on the appeal of the association, the ministry of petroleum and fertilizer had written a letter to the state government to send a proposal in this regard.

Proposal to be sent to centre soon

"The proposal with respect to the establishment of the plastic park at Ganjimutt is already sent to the state government. This is expected to be sent to the central government very soon after the chief secretary holds a meeting on this matter. After this process, the project will get approved and implemented," said Gokuldas Nayak, joint director of district industries center.


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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    NALEEN SEES PUMPWELL FLY OVER EVERY DAY THAT ITSELF IS NOT COMPLETED.....
    DO YOU EXPECT HIM TO DO SOME THING WHICH IS NOT YET STARTED....

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    BJP MP's have won using Hindutva as a trump card and then fail to perform. Since 1990 voters of D.K have been voting in the name of religion and hence we have never witnessed real development.

    The voters have to blame themselves for this mess.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Why do we need plastic park to block our drains our MP who is planning it is a useless fellow. Citizen s of the district should oppose this project.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Plastic is Banned all over the World ...

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Both, Nalin Kumar Kateel and Anant Kumar Hegde need to be recycled!

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  • John Vas, mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Before the pumpwell flyover gets ready plastic park file will also move . In Mangaluru ALL PROJECTS UNDER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE ITS OWN TIME ...REASONS UNKOWN UNTILL NOW. ..Next election we will come to know the reasons on lighter note.

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  • Sam, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Do we really need this dangerous park? All are talking about reducing the dependency on plastic. This corrupt politicians are busy minting money. Instead of plastic park, ambani can start jio institute.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Achievement of nidderamyya govt .now ppl know why there r no job opportunities for youths Khangress dont want the credit to go to BJP so they kept the file in Bangolre since 2017.What a mean mentality

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Rathan, Mangalore — Please don't talk through your hat!

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    world is trying to ban plastic park and this fire mp Nalin want project like plastic park.......
    all bjp mla and mp are following the feku leader everything is fake promise .
    fire nalin dint finish small flyover in 7 years what he will do this .......
    better give this land to poor and construct then a house that is much better then plastic park ........

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  • Rohan, Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Should be completed in next 20 years

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Please, we do not want Plastic Park. 100% sure within ten years 50% of the population will effect.

    **Chemicals added to plastics are absorbed by human bodies. Some of these compounds have been found to alter hormones or have other potential human health effects.
    **Plastic debris, laced with chemicals and often ingested by marine animals, can injure or poison wildlife.
    **Floating plastic waste, which can survive for thousands of years in water, serves as mini transportation devices for invasive species, disrupting habitats.
    **Plastic buried deep in landfills can leach harmful chemicals that spread into groundwater.
    **Around 4 percent of world oil production is used as a feedstock to make plastics, and a similar amount is consumed as energy in the process.

    For further information on how bad plastic is visit the website;
    https://www.ehn.org/plastic-environmental-impact-2501923191.html

    Thank you all.

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