“Advanced Fenton Catalytic Reaction (FCR) Technology to herald new chapter to treat industrial effluents in Gujarat”
“FCR plant to benefit 700-odd industrial units at Vatva GIDC Estate”
“35 CETPs are working in Gujarat to treat industrial effluents, while 19 more CETPs are planned”
– Vijay Rupani
Gandhinagar, Friday: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here today launched through videoconference a Fenton Catalytic Reactor (FCR) costing Rs.70-crore for Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) Estate at Vatva in Ahmedabad to treat 30 MLD effluent in virtual presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar from New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rupani said the FCR plant based on an advanced version of the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) will benefit about 700 units in the Vatva GIDC Estate. Thus, Vatva will follow 100 per cent of norms required to check environmental laws.
He said that Gujarat tops in 5 (five) out of 20 parameters set by Government of India to rank states in FDI, GDP, Exports, Employment, Water Management.
Mr. Rupani said that FCR is the need of the hour. We will need stricter rules for Cleaner Technology and as Prime Minister Narendra Modi says there is an urgent need for advanced planning to protect climate and environment, necessary for future generation. The State Government has taken several decisions in the recent times for balanced air, water, land management, solar and e-vehicles policy.
He said the State Government had successfully implemented the world’s first Emission Trading Scheme at Surat through which suspended particles in the air could be reduced by 20 per cent. It has been decided to implement the scheme in 240 industries in Ahmedabad.
At present, there are 35 CETPs working in the state, while 19 more are planned. He said that pipeline projects have been planned to discharge treated industrial effluents from Ahmedabad, Jetpur, Vadodara, Surat etc. deep into sea which will solve pollution of river water.
Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja expressed happiness at the setting up the first wastewater treatment plant based on FCR technology at Vatva coming under his constituency. He remembered environmentalist Shankarkaka for his works.
Minister of State for Environment Jayadrathsinh Parmar complimented the GACSCL team.
Those present on the occasion included Ahmedabad’s Member of Parliament Kiritbhai Solanki and H.S. Patel, Additional Chief Secretary for Forest and Environment Arunkumar Solanki, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Natubhai Patel, Green Environment Cooperative Society and GIDC office-bearers.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat