Pallavaram Tanners Industrial Effluent Treatment Company Ltd. (PTIETC) established in
1989 and implemented the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) during February 1995 for
the benefit of 152 member tanneries with a capacity of 3000m3/day. After pre-treatment,
the effluent from individual tanneries are collected in 7 zonal pumping stations and
pumped to the CETP. The CETP is being periodically upgraded with improved Aeration System
using Jet Aspirators, Advanced Oxidation with Ozone Treatment, etc. by complying the
Environmental norms and directions of pollution control authorities. Apart from tanneries,
there are many downstream leather product industrial units in Pallavaram/Pammal area including
shoes, garments and other leather goods factories. The total annual turnover of the Pallavaram
leather industrial sector is to the order of Rs.2000 crores during 2010 would increase to
Rs.3000 crores on the current upgradation project.
The implementation of the upgradation and TDS management project at a total project outlay of Rs.53.03crores is being implemented by Pallavaram Tanners Industrial Effluent Treatment Co Ltd. (PTIETC) by forming a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). With the technical guidance of CSIR-CLRI, and financial support from DPIIT, GoI under the sub-scheme of IFLADP and GoTN, the upgradation project is under final stage of implementation with the approvals of statutory Govt. organizations and local bodies.