National Water Award 2020 was bestowed upon Welspun India
Welspun India – The Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation has awarded Welspun India Limited, a global leader in home textile, the National Water Award. In the Best Industry Category, Welspun India took first place. The award was given in appreciation of Welspun’s cutting-edge sewage treatment plant in the drought-prone Kutch district’s social and environmental impact.
The 40 MLD* sewage treatment plant, which was completed in 2016, uses cutting-edge wastewater treatment technology to repurpose urban sewage water as high-quality clean water for industrial usage, making it one of India’s first such facilities. This allowed Welspun to achieve 0% freshwater usage for industrial applications at its Anjar manufacturing facility, while also reducing the pollution produced by the flow of untreated municipal sewage into the sea, which had a negative impact on the environment and community health. The facility has also benefited the local farming population, as the Narmada river’s freshwater, which was previously used for industrial purposes, is now used for agricultural purposes.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, Welspun India has always been committed to sustainability, environmental consciousness, and community welfare,” said Ms. Dipali Goenka, Jt. MD & CEO, Welspun India Ltd. Our cutting-edge sewage treatment plant in Anjar was built on the basis of these three guiding principles. We are happy that the Ministry of Jal Shakti has recognized our efforts to decrease reliance on freshwater sources for industrial uses. It just serves to push us to continue to lift the standard.”
During the clearance stage, senior decision-makers at the Ministry of Environment and Forest, as well as the State Pollution Control Board, praised Welspun’s project to use treated urban sewage water for industrial purposes. It’s also been recognized as a paradigm for all significant industrial operations that want to lessen their environmental impact while simultaneously adding value to their communities.
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