Chandigarh, December 6- Haryana Water Resources Authority Chairperson, Smt. Keshni Anand Arora directed the officers of the concerned departments including representatives from the industrial units and infrastructure sector of Gurugram to strictly follow the norms laid down under the Re-use of Treated Waste Water Policy.
She said this during a meeting of representatives and officers from Industrial Units and Infrastructure Sectors in Gurugram.
Smt. Arora said that they should make sincere efforts towards utilizing the waste water draining out of the industrial units. She added that efforts should be made now in order to conserve the environment and natural resources for the coming generations. She said that Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal is very concerned regarding the ground water level. In the meeting, she directed the representatives from industrial units and infrastructure sectors to use the treated water as per rules laid for construction activities including industrial parks. She further said that strict action would be taken against those who are not complying with the said rules.
Smt. Arora said that rapidly depleting ground water level in 14 districts including Gurugram in the state is a matter of concern for all of us, so it is important that necessary action should be taken in this direction. For a permanent solution to this problem, Irrigation, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forest and Fisheries departments and other concerned departments have been directed to work towards preparing an action plan.
Apart from this, directions have been given to all the Industrial Units of the State to obtain no-objection certificate for extraction of ground water. Earlier in the State, no-objection certificates for ground water extraction were issued by the Central Ground Water Board, now its NOC is being issued by Haryana Water Resources Authority.
She said that applicants can apply online through the authority’s portal https://hwra.org.in/. She informed that a comprehensive action plan is being prepared by the authority for a permanent solution to this problem. She further informed that till now more than 200 applicants have been given NOC across the state. For more information regarding this, one may get information related to any kind of problem by calling the helpline number 9888490854 and 0172-2992941 of the authority. Apart from this, an email can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Irrigation and Town and Country Planning, Sh. Devender Singh said that applicant should fill the waste water usage information in the prescribed proforma and ensure that the information given by the applicant is correct. He said that there is no shortage of treated waste water in Gurugram and industrial units and infrastructure sector will definitely be provided waste water according to their demand.
CEO, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, Sh. Sudhir Rajpal gave a presentation about the works being done in the district under the Treated Waste Water Policy. He informed that at present there are 6 sewage treatment plants and CETPs of 443 MLD capacity in the district and at present 263 MLD of treated waste water is available, out of which 115 MLD waste water is used for horticulture, irrigation, agriculture, builders including developers in reservoirs and forests etc. Apart from this, the work of laying pipe line of treated waste water up to 115 km in the district has been undertaken by GMDA and HSVP.
He said that under the Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy, there is a plan to recycle 25 percent of the total water by the end of 2021, 50 percent by the end of 2025 and 80 percent by the year 2030. Representatives of the industrial unit or infrastructure sector can also contacted on the GMDA portal for more information related to waste water.
By: Madhur Vyas