Government for time-bound programme to reuse municipal waste water

New Delhi: A time-bound programme will be developed for reuse of the sewage treated water of Nagpur Municipal Corporation by NTPC's thermal power plant at Mouda, Maharashtra.

The Cabinet this week approved a new tariff policy which, among other things, makes usage of processed Municipal waste water mandatory for running thermal plants.

"Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy directed for a time bound programme to be developed between Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC)... and NTPC Mouda for reuse of the sewage treated water of NMC by NTPC's Thermal Power Plant at Mouda," an official statement said today.

"Goyal issued direction while chairing a meeting at Nagpur after Union Cabinet's nod to Tariff Policy for electricity which makes usage of processed municipal waste water mandatory for running thermal plants," it said.

The scheme would be a first and reflects the government's vision about the Swachh Bharat Mission, it said. It would also help in providing more water for irrigation to the farmers as well as drinking water for Nagpur. NTPC's Solapur plant would be taken up next for use of sewage treated water.

Other thermal power plants on the banks of the Ganga may also be asked to take up similar schemes reflecting the government's commitment for the environment and concern for the irrigation to the farmers.

Pravin Datke, Mayor, NMC Nagpur, Shravan Hardikar, Commissioner NMC, Nagpur, K K Sharma, Director Operations, NTPC Ltd amongst other senior officials attended the meeting, it said.

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