A new government in Kerala has been elected with the backing of a huge and enthusiastic lobby of chemicals industry leaders and industry associations.
The coalition government of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her allies, led by chief minister Siddaramaiah, has promised to take action against chemicals companies that have been found to be dumping toxic chemicals into the state.
The first major steps will be taking a hard line on the chemical industry in the state, which has been beset by the threat of toxic chemicals.
The state’s chemical pollution is among the highest in the country.
The biggest polluters of the state are the makers of pesticides, fertilizers, and chemical fertilizers.
The chemicals industry is responsible for almost 60% of all pollution in the State.
The main opposition party, the Left Front, has been calling for a “complete ban on the chemicals in the nation’s life, food, drink and other sectors”.
The state government has set up a panel to investigate the toxic chemicals in Kerala.
This commission will look into the problem of pollution from chemicals companies in the industry, which includes the chemical manufacturing and processing industries, petrochemical and cement industries, fertiliser and agrochemicals, chemicals and petrochemical industries.
The government will also be able to look into whether the pollution is being carried out illegally.
These chemicals companies, including the biggest, the Chemicals Industry of India (CII), have been involved in dumping toxic chemical products in the market.
The CII, a unit of the country’s largest chemical company Hindustan Unilever, has a presence in Kerala, where its products are manufactured, packaged, and sold.
This is in violation of the State-wide Pollution Prevention and Control Act (SPPCA).
The State-Wide Pollution Control Act was passed in 2014 to ban the chemicals manufacturing, processing, and sale in Kerala as well as to create a committee to look at the issue of toxic chemical pollution in Kerala and to address it.
This bill was passed by the Kerala Legislative Assembly with the support of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in the 2014 general elections.
The Centre had threatened to take legal action against the state if it did not ban the companies involved in the chemicals manufacture and the chemical processing.
It also called for a review of the SPPCA.
The Supreme Court has also expressed reservations on the bill, saying that it could “undermine” the laws of the Union of India and would “inflame the passions” of the people.
The State Government has made it clear that it will take all necessary action against any chemicals company that has polluted the State in the past.
The Chief Minister and the Cabinet has also issued a letter to all chemical companies in Kerala asking them to take a “clean-up” of their properties in order to make them more environmentally sustainable.
The letters also demand that the chemicals company pay compensation to the state and its residents for the health impact of their products.
This means that the State Government will pay compensation for the chemical companies pollution in return for the promise to “take action against” them.
The chief minister has also directed that all the companies that are found to have polluted the state should be banned for life.
The law states that the state government will take action when the chemicals are found in the air, water, and soil.
The letter to the chemicals companies was signed by the Chief Minister, the Union Health Minister, and the Environment Minister.
The Kerala Chemicals Regulation Board (KCCRB) is set up under the state’s Environmental Protection Act.
Under this regulatory body, the board is empowered to investigate and decide whether a chemical company has polluted Kerala.
If it finds that the chemical company is violating the SPpcA, the Board will also take action.
If the chemicals do not meet the standard of “properly constructed”, the Board may declare a company as a hazardous waste.
If found guilty of violating the law, the company can be fined.
The regulations are very strict and the board does not have the power to set aside the pollution that the company has created in the local environment.
The board is the only authority that can take action in this regard.
In this regard, the KCCRB has the power and authority to set off action if it finds pollution in a particular locality and if the pollution has a harmful effect on the health of any individual or any community.
The KCCR has already issued a number of notices to the chemical firms.
A notice to a chemical firm that has violated the SPpca was issued on July 26, 2018.
The notice stated that “the violation of these statutory provisions could result in the imposition of penalty or even jail sentence”.
This is the first notice to the company.
The second notice was issued the next day.
The third notice was on August 12, 2018 and it states that “it is now time for the KSCRB