Assessment of the need for Common Effluent Treatment Plants

Based on the information that about 150 CETPs had been established in the country, Planning Commission expressed to MoEF in March 2010 that of about 900 industrial clusters, only 1/6 of the effluent generated is treated. The observation appeared to have been made on the assumption that CETPs are required and feasible in all remaining industrial areas/estates. Further, during a presentation regarding CETPs by MoEF before Planning Commission in Nov 2010, Member, Planning Commission desired that a study be carried out for assessment of the unmet need for CETPs in the country and to know the industrial clusters to be serviced by these CETPs. Accordingly this study was undertaken by Central Pollution Control Board for assessment of actual unmet need for common effluent treatment plants in the country.