WD News: An award scheme for Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) has been launched by Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB). The aim of this ‘Award Scheme for CETPs in Rajasthan’ is to encourage the ‘polluting’ industries to curb it.
Textile industries are water intensive and a huge quantity of fresh water is used throughout textile manufacturing processes. The effluents generated from textile industries need to be treated by a suitable technology to remove harmful pollutants and chemicals.
To treat water, CETPs are established in major clusters of small-scale industries in Jodhpur, Pali, Balotra, Jasol, Bituja, and Sanganer. In the Bhilwara cluster, units have installed their Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP) with Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) facilities.
“RSPCB award scheme for CETPs is a first-of-its-kind initiative aiming to involve CETPs to seek voluntary commitments for ensuring compliance with various environmental laws. The award to CETPs is expected to develop healthy competition among the plants,” said Naveen Mahajan, Chairperson, RSPCB.
An independent jury of subject experts from eminent academic institutions will evaluate the performance of CETPs on rating parameters such as capacity utilisation, compliances, energy efficiency, use of renewable energy, innovations, and CSR activities. A platinum medal with a cash prize of Rs 21 lakhs will be given to winners of both categories. The cash prize can be utilised to upgrade and for innovation at the awarded CETP.
Source: Times of India
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