Welspun India Limited, global leaders of home textile, has recently been felicitated with the National Water Award announced by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation. Welspun India won the 1st prize in Best Industry Category. The recognition came on the back of the social and environmental impact made by Welspun’s cutting-edge sewage treatment plant in the drought-prone Kutch district.
Installed in 2016, the 40 MLD* sewage treatment plant utilizes the latest wastewater treatment technology to repurpose urban sewage water as high-quality clean water for industrial use, making it one of the first such facility to do so in India. This helped Welspun achieve zero freshwater usage for industrial applications at its manufacturing unit in Anjar while mitigating the environmental and community health impact of the pollution caused by the discharge of untreated urban sewage into the sea. The facility has also provided relief to the local farming community, as the freshwater from the Narmada river previously used for industrial application is now utilized for agricultural purposes.
Ms. Dipali Goenka, Jt. MD & CEO, Welspun India Ltd said, “As a responsible corporate citizen, Welspun India has always been committed to sustainability, environmental consciousness, and community welfare. Our cutting-edge sewage treatment plant in Anjar was designed to operate at the intersection of these three principles. We are delighted that our efforts to eliminate the dependence on freshwater sources for industrial applications has been recognized by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. It only motivates us to raise the bar even higher.”
Welspun’s project to utilize treated urban sewage water for industrial purposes has received appreciation from key decision-makers at the Ministry of Environment and Forest, as well as the State Pollution Control Board, during the clearance stage. It has also been hailed as the model for all major industrial projects to reduce their ecological footprint and add value to their local communities.
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