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One-day National Workshop on Common Effluent Treatment Plants in India

November 23, 2012; Hyderabad

A National Workshop on “Common Effluent Treatment Plants” was held on November 23, 2012 at the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre in Hyderabadto gather key inputs from government bodies, industry, technology providers, infrastructure developers, investors and consultants on status of CETPs their performances along with type of technical, financial and managerial models adopted, issues of concern etc.

The Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) are considered a viable treatment solution for collective treatment of effluents, particularly from small and medium scale industries. CETPs are seen as a solution to overcome the constraints associated with effluent treatment in the individual industries. CETPs could potentially help in achieving treatment of combined wastewater from various industries at lower unit costs and also help facilitate better compliance and monitoring with standards. However, there are also several issues associated with CETPs. As per a report of the Central Pollution Control Board (2005), very small percentage of CETPs in India is complying with waste water discharge standards. With in this background, the National Workshop was held to deliberate on the issues.

The programme included the following techncial sessions as below with 18 techncial presentations covering various topics:

  • Technical Session 1: Policies, Challenges and Opportunities
  • Technical Session II: Treatment Technologies and Monitoring
  • Technical Session III: Business, Operating and Management Models

The Inaugural Session had Mr Ramesh Datla, Chairman of the CII National Committee on IPR and Past Chairman of CII Andhra Pradesh, and Managing Director, Elico Ltd., Mr. S. Raghupathy, Executive Director of the CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre,  Dr. Dieter Mutz, Director of GIZ, Indo German Environment Partnership Programme, Dr. S Balaji, Member Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Dr. Cherukuri Sreedhar,  Executive Director of the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd., and Dr. K U Mistry, Chairman of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board.

The workshop had over 130 participants. The concluding session focused on group discussions and suggestions from the participants on:

  • New government policies and supportive instruments required for supporting CETPs in India
  • Viable business/management models for setting up of CETPs in India: role of private sector and PPP                             
  • Innovative and viable technical solutions for CETPs in India
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Report of National Workshop on Common Effluent Treatment Plants in India

Presentations-Session 1

Presentation by Mr. A K Jindal Larsen & Toubro Limited, Mumbai
Presentation by Dr. Anji Reddy, Professor of Environment, JNT University Hyderabad
Presentation by Mr. Kannan, District Environmental Engineer, TNPC Board, Tirupur
Presentation by Mr. Nagabhushan Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd
Presentation by N.K. Verma, Former Additional Director, CPCB

Presentation: Session 2

Presentation by Hrishikesh Mahadev, GIZ Hyderabad
Presentation by M. Karthik Neeri, Sr. Scientist, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur
Presentation by Dr. Christian Kazner, Prof. Christoph Hugi, Prof. Thomas Wintgens, Institute for Ecopreneurship
Presentation by Kiron C. Pande - Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd
Presentation by Mr. Nitesh Patel, GIZ, Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
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Presentation by Mr. Rabirajsinh Gohil, Assistant Manager, Vapi Waste & Effluent Management Company Ltd.

Presentation Session 3

Presentation by KR Desai, CEO, Narmada Clean Tech Limited (a Subsidiary Unit Of GIDC – GUJARAT)
Presentation by Ramana Murthy, Pattancheru Enviro Tech Ltd.
Presentation by Sajid Hussain, Head O&M (Water Reuse) Tamilnadu Water Investment Company Limited
Presentation by Sam Ratnakar, APIIC
Presentation by Dr K.Srinivas, Head Technical Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited
Presentation by Mr. C . V. Sundara Rajan L&T Ramboll Consulting Engineers Limited Hyderabad

Group Discussion

Group Discussions.pdf

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Hyderabad, November 23, 2012