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Surat Generating Massive Revenue By Selling Treated Water Of River Tapi To Industries

Surat Municipal Corporation is providing 115 million litres per day (MLD) water to local industries and generating revenue of Rs. 140 crores from recycled water

Surat Generating Massive Revenue By Selling Treated Water Of River Tapi To Industries
Highlights
  • Immersion of idols has been stopped in Surat’s Tapi River
  • Municipal Corporation ensures no solid waste and plastic enter Tapi river
  • 12 sewage treatment plants ensure treated water goes into the river

Surat: Gujarat’s Surat is generating massive revenue by treating the water of river Tapi and selling it to local industries, an official said. The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) is supplying 115 million litres per day (MLD) water to local industries. The network of the sewage treatment plant (STP) in the city is 99.5 per cent which has reduced the operation maintenance cost and generated revenue. The SMC is planning to utilise this recycled water for other purposes as well, such as gardening and fountains.

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Immersion of idols has been stopped and it is being ensured that no solid waste and plastic enter the Tapi water, Surat Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani told ANI, adding that the city has taken a lot of steps for Tapi river rejuvenation and cleanliness programme.

We have installed 12 STPs to ensure that treated water goes into the river. We have made 24,400 intercepting points to make sure that plastic does not enter river. We are providing 115 million litres per day (MLD) water to local industries. We are generating revenue of Rs 140 crores from recycled water, Mr Pani told ANI.

Amit Singh Rajput, Chairman, Drainage Committee, Surat Municipal Corporation said that they are expanding the city’s capacity to treat 1,600 MLD water.

We are treating 930 MLD water at 11 locations in Surat. We sell this water to industries at a rate of Rs 28.55 per 1,000 litres. Now we are expanding our capacity to treat 1,600 MLD water, he said.

Surat has earlier bagged the second spot in Swachh Survekshan 2020, the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of the country.

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State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,612 507

11,905 248

64,80,799 738

1,40,908 17

Kerala

51,29,359 4,741

49,152 957

50,40,528 5,144

39,679 554

Karnataka

29,95,285 322

6,783 143

29,50,306 176

38,196 3

Tamil Nadu

27,24,731 740

8,382 36

26,79,895 765

36,454 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,446 248

2,158 5

20,55,856 253

14,432

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,373 5

86 5

16,87,377 9

22,910 1

West Bengal

16,14,152 701

7,820 27

15,86,882 717

19,450 11

Delhi

14,40,834 27

290 11

14,15,448 37

25,096 1

Odisha

10,48,492 264

2,222 6

10,37,864 255

8,406 3

Chhattisgarh

10,06,733 27

326 7

9,92,814 20

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,741 26

187 13

9,45,599 13

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,382 28

291 17

8,16,999 45

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,120 23

112 9

7,82,480 14

10,528

Haryana

7,71,654 11

159 1

7,61,441 10

10,054

Bihar

7,26,212 3

39 6

7,16,510 9

9,663

Telangana

6,75,479 160

3,545 11

6,67,946 148

3,988 1

Assam

6,16,435 123

2,720 71

6,07,624 189

6,091 5

Punjab

6,03,190 17

313 22

5,86,284 39

16,593

Jharkhand

3,49,216 20

109 0

3,43,967 20

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,183 14

150 6

3,36,626 8

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,386 149

1,724 5

3,30,189 141

4,473 3

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,941 82

809 18

2,22,287 97

3,845 3

Goa

1,78,839 40

275 9

1,75,183 31

3,381

Mizoram

1,34,279 358

4,117 110

1,29,672 466

490 2

Puducherry

1,28,860 35

326 5

1,26,662 30

1,872

Manipur

1,25,117 19

673 1

1,22,474 18

1,970 2

Tripura

84,784 13

89 9

83,874 3

821 1

Meghalaya

84,414 20

308 27

82,635 44

1,471 3

Chandigarh

65,443 5

52 4

64,571 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,269 9

37 4

54,952 5

280

Sikkim

32,211 4

114 5

31,694 9

403

Nagaland

32,100 4

135 1

31,269 5

696

Ladakh

21,494 27

249 6

21,032 21

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

28 1

10,315 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,680 2

5 2

7,546

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