Minister for industries, IT, Mining, Municipal Administration and NRI Affairs K T Ramarao today met the representatives of Industrial wastewater treatment companies and discussed the setting up of common effluent treatment plants for the prestigious pharma city and other industrial parks in the State.
Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce Arvind Kumar, TSIIC MD Venkat Narasimha Reddy, EPTRI Director General Kalyan Chakravarthy, representatives from Sembcorp, Singapore, GE Water USA, Tahal Amsterdam and other national and international companies were present.
The Minister said polluted water will be brought to zero discharge level from the common effluent treatment plant to be set up in pharma city. At the same time, the plant will be built on par with international standards. Officials have visited the effluent treatment plants set up in the pharma cities in China, Singapore and Malaysia. The Hyderabad pharma city will also be built on the same standards. An effluent treatment plant will also be set up in the Textile Park, the minister added.
KTR said apart from the new industrial parks, steps are being taken to ensure that all the industrial estates in the State would also be brought to zero discharge standards. The government was discussing with various companies to ensure reduction of industrial pollution as per the directions of the Chief Minister. The minister wanted the companies to come up with new economic models so as to ensure less financial burden to the State exchequer. He said the effluent treatment plants are not only necessary in the pharma city but also in the areas where the industries will be shifted shortly. (NSS)