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Water waste management

Seawater covered 70% surface of earth, less than 1% percent is fresh water earth surface, Billion people haven’t got pure drinking water worldwide. According to UNICEF about 2.6 billion people lack of sufficient sanitation &million of peoples dies due to impure drinking water. United nation predict that next decade two-third of world.

Liquid Waste Management - SWM


Rapid development of the State has resulted into a sharp increase in water demand and the most accessible water resources, such as rivers and shallow aquifers are now almost entirely committed. Alternative water resources are therefore imperative to meet with the ever increasing demand.

With the increase of water usage, the volume of sewage also increases and safe disposal of sewage has become a cause of concern. The appropriate reuse of treated sewage is the obvious and eminent solution. It is the most preferred approach as many parts in the State are not having suitable surface water sources.

If wastewater reuse is exercised properly, the benefits that can be reaped are great and will far outweigh any associated costs. To achieve this concept, eco-friendly, viable and integrated system of waste management is required.

At Present, 159 ULBs of the State generate about 2000 MLD of sewage. Very few Municipalities are having with sewerage network and due to absence of treatment facilities the sewage that is generated and discharged into the soak pit/septic tank or into the nearby rivers/streams.

All such non-scientific practices of sewage disposal lead to pollution and contamination of ground water, surface water and land. Some of the Municipal Corporations have Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) in operations, wherein the sewage is treated up to the secondary level and ultimately discharged into the nearby water bodies.

 

Solid waste management

The ULBs of the state of Gujarat fails to comply the Hon. Supreme Court’s Order that made mandatory the scientific treatment and disposal of solid waste as per MSW-Rules-2000 due to lack of finance and technical assistance.

GoG has decided to implement the project centrally for all ULBs utilizing its own resource and by seeking the assistance fromGoI.

GUDC Ltd. is appointed as a nodal agency vide the resolution dated 13/09/05 to implement the Municipal Solid Waste Management project for the ULBs of the State of Gujarat.