Indian textile industry to adopt wastewater management
Centre for Responsible Business and Alliance For Water Stewardship and Water Management Forum organised a workshop to share the benefits of wastewater management in the textile industry. This will help the climate too.
Responsible Business and Alliance For Water Stewardship and Water Management
Forum recently organised a workshop to share the benefits of wastewater
management in the textile industry. During the workshop, the panelists also
discussed different aspects like scheme initiatives, policy recommendations,
waterwaste use, and sustained action on water management by the textile
industry in the country. They also discussed that there is a need to raise
awareness on topics like water stewardship, incentives, and policies related to
the issue of water conservation in the textile industry. It was also suggested
that the hybrid annuity model-based sewage treatment plant used in Haridwar and
Sarai can be replicated in the textile industry as well.
As per Upendra
Prasad Singh, Secretary, Minister of Textiles, wastewater management is very important for the
survival of the textile industry. He also said that industry should invest in
green technologies that conserve water. According to the report by WRI, India
was ranked as the 13th most water-stressed country. Indian textile
industry alone uses 425,000,000 gallons of water daily. Concerns like excessive
water usage, water contamination, and water pollution need to be taken care of.
According to Rijit Sengupta, CEO, CRB, businesses should integrate
sustainability in their core operations.
industry in India should adopt a water conservation model by following clean
water techniques, effective mechanisms to reuse water, and incentives for
automation of machinery. The industry should be well-aware of the policies and
how it can offer cost benefits. Cross-sectoral learnings also play a vital role
in tracking technological developments. In the long term, it is suggested that
a collaborative approach will help better water management in the textile