Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The public hearing programme at Pudi Village of Atchutapuram on Wednesday over establishment of Asian Paints Industry went off peacefully.
District Collector Dr.N.Yuvaraj and officials from AP Pollution Control Board conducted the programme in which the public and environmentalists expressed their views. The locals demanded an assurance from the District Collector over the employment opportunities in the proposed industry.
District Collector Yuvaraj said that the industry is being set up at an estimated cost of Rs.1,750 core in 113 acres and announced that according to the agreement with the management, 20 per cent of 700 jobs to be created would be given to locals. He further said that skill development training would be given to locals as per industry needs.
Asian Paints management representatives assured the locals that there would not be any sound, air or water pollution threat from the industry. They also promised that the industry would not release any liquid effluents directly into the sea.