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‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water’ Policy Launched in Gujarat

With an objective to reuse 70% of the treater waster water, the government of Gujarat has approved the "Reuse of Treated Water Policy". The policy is expected to treat 100% of the treated wastewater by 2030. 
‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water’ Policy Launched in Gujarat

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Launched by Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, the action plan will reduce state's dependence on freshwater sources like the Narmada river.

Objective

As stated above, the policy is launched by an objective to diminish state's independence on freshwater sources. Also, it will help in resuing almost 100% of treated wastewater by 2030. Under this policy of treated wastewater will be reused and sewage treatment plants (STP) will be set up in all major towns and cities of Gujarat. The policy will try to fulfil 50 per cent requirement of water from retreated water in collaboration with the state’s industrial units

Implementation

  • Using treated water in industrial units, thermal power plants, gardening and in the construction sector
  • Doubling the existing water treatment capacity to around 5,000 MLD in the next two years
  • Stressing the use of treated wastewater in order to conserve other ground and freshwater sources
  • Making it mandatory for thermal power plants located within a radius of 50 kilometres of an STP to use treated water

Expected Questions

Which of the following states has launched ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy"?
a. Rajasthan
b. Maharashtra
c. Gujarat
d. Odisha
e. Madhya Pradesh

Which of the following are incorrect regarding ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy of Gujarat?
a. The policy will make it mandatory for thermal power plants located within a radius of 100 kilometres of an STP to use treated water
b. Treated water will not be used for gardening and construction purpose
c. The policy aims to reuse 70% of treated wastewater by 2025 and scale it up to 100% by 2030.
d. a and b
e. a and c
‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water’ Policy Launched in Gujarat ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water’ Policy Launched in Gujarat Reviewed by insiya yadav on May 31, 2018 Rating: 5

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