Union Textile Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, joined the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) designed by NITRA at Ajrakhpur, Bhuj (Gujarat) on 18th March 2017.
The 150 KLD CETP project has been assigned to NITRA for implementation by Ministry of Textiles through Handicrafts Mega Cluster Mission (HMCM). NITRA designed a modern treatment scheme integrated with water reclamation for the CETP.
The project will lead to capacity enhancement as it will increase the effluent treatment capacity for the block printing cluster in Ajrakhpur from present level of 50 KLD to 200 KLD. It ensures environment protection and will restrict open discharge of effluent, curtailing environmental hazards.
It will also ensure ground water saving by using lesser water as treated water is recyclable for use in washing and other operations. It will help conserve energy by reducing the amount of ground water lifted through pumping. The project will also provide additional investment opportunities as an increase in cluster production and additional units will attract buyers and investors.
The project includes 6 months post-commissioning hand-holding support to be provided by NITRA.