Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday inaugurated the country's first Fenton wastewater treatment plant virtually, at Vatva industrial area of the city, Ahmedabad . An official release reads that Fenton Catalytic Reactor has been set by the Green Environment Services Co-operative Society Limited (GESCSL) in its premises in Vatva GIDC at a cost of Rs 70 crore.
Chief Minister in the virtual inauguration said, the plant will cater to at least 700 industrial units, mostly engaged in manufacturing of chemicals and dyes, at Vatva industrial area. With this new plant, the Vatva industrial area will become 100 percent compliant to the effluent discharge norms of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board.
The state government is committed to protecting the environment while simultaneously focusing on industrial development, he said. At present, Gujarat has 35 common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) having a combined capacity to treat 750 million litres of industrial wastewater per day, he said,
The chief minister said thanks to the Emissions Trading Scheme, which was launched in 2019 in Surat with an aim to bring down air pollution, there is a 20 percent reduction in harmful particulate matter in the air.