July 04, 2015 Tamil Nadu Water Investment Company (TWIC) is expected to submit its report to the State Government in a couple of months on the proposal to set up combined effluent treatment plants for textile dyeing units at five locations in the region.
Ashok Natarajan, chief executive officer of TWIC, told The Hindu here on Friday that it is preparing a feasibility report for the project that is planned at Erode, Salem, Namakkal, Komarapalayam and Karur and stakeholders meetings have been conducted for the purpose.
The project will get 50 per cent grant from the Central Government and 25 per cent grant from the State Government.
The industries will invest the remaining 25 per cent and also purchase land for the plant. Land has been identified in most places for this purpose.
“We are helping them to form clusters and we are studying the characteristic of the effluents discharged by the units. The plants will go in for zero discharge of effluents and waste water recycling,” he said. The total project cost is expected to be more than Rs. 1,000 crore.
Earlier, speaking at a workshop on “Effective Waste Water Management Techniques”, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, Mr. Natarajan said the TWIC had prepared the master plan and been the key consultant for the 24x7 water supply scheme to be implemented in Coimbatore.
Towards water security, the State Government has proposed two desalination plants in the sourthern districts.
It is also looking at two sewage treatment plants at Koyambedu and the treated water will be supplied to the automobile units in and around Chennai. Industries in Coimbatore can also look at purchasing water from such plants.
K. Vijayakarthikeyan, Commissioner, Coimbatore Municipal Corporation, said that effective water management is the need of the hour here as the Corporation is at the cusp of bringing in 24 x 7 water supply.