Centre directs officials to study consumption of fresh water by various industries
Govt directs officials to study freshwater usage of different industries and prepare holistic action plan for reuse of treated waste-water
Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has directed the officials to study the freshwater usage of different industries along the River Ganga and prepare a holistic action plan for the reuse of treated waste-water in thermal power plants, refineries, railways and other industries.
Chairing the 11th meeting of the Empowered Task Force of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in New Delhi on Thursday, Mr. Shekhawat reviewed the progress of various components under the programme. He launched the Monitoring Centre, namely Platform for Real-time Analysis of Yamuna, Ganga and their Tributaries (PRAYAG ).
PRAYAG is a real-time monitoring centre for planning and monitoring projects and river water quality through various online dashboards. On the occasion, the Minister also released the comic series Chacha Chaudhary ke Sath, Ganga ki Baat.
Mr. Shekhawat also directed the officials of NMCG and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to work out a holistic strategy to clean about two thousand drains identified by NMCG in urban and rural areas at the earliest under the Swachh Bharat Mission.