- The Gujarat government has come up with a detailed plan to address the water shortage in the state. Gujarat has been facing massive water crisis and the scarcity is particularly acute in the Saurashtra region, Kutch, North Gujarat and parts of tribal pockets in central and South Gujarat.
- Under the plan, the supply of fresh water will be limited to only for drinking and irrigation purposes. Whereas, the growing demand of industries will be met through treated waste water, which will be supplied by sewage treatment plants (STPs).
- According to government sources, Gujarat’s total sewage water generation is 4,000 MLD (million litres per day), while our treatment capacity is 3,500 MLD. The state has planned to add a new capacity of 1,500 MLD in next 2-3 years.
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