Water & Wastewater

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Opportunities

Reduce, reuse and recycle (3R) across industries such as Distillery, Tannery, Textiles, Paper, and Sugar.

The EBTC Water Partnership (EWP) has been constituted to support the deployment of EU technology and expertise in India Water Development Programme’s (IWDP) pioneering projects.

Policy & Regulations

As per the Indian Constitution, water is in the domain of the states with the central government only advising the states by issuing a non-binding National Water Policy.

The ministry of water resources is the principal agency responsible for water in India but unfortunately many other ministries such as agriculture, power, environment & forests, rural development, industry, urban development, pollution control boards are involved.

Reforms are therefore addressed top-down through central schemes (with pre-conditions) to address gaps in the access to freshwater.

Wastewater shares the policy and regulatory framework with water; however with some differences such as the role of bodies such as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) becomes more critical.

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