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Development of Action Plans for Modernisation & Up-gradation of CETPs in Gujarat

April 22, 2015, Surat, Gujarat

Taking the learnings from the Indo-German Environmental Partnership (IGEP) programme, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has initiated a dialogue with 11 priority CETPs in Gujarat on preparation of suitable Action Plans for their modernisation & up-gradation to ensure compliance with environmental standards. Further to meetings held with CETPs in March 2015 at GPCB, a follow-up workshop was held at Surat with the CETPs at the Conference Room of the South Gujarat Textile Processors’ Association, Surat on April, 22, 2015.

Eleven major CETPs of Gujarat presented their draft Action Plans in the presence of the experts from the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), GIZ, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and the Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GCPC). Elaborate discussions were held on various presentations. The discussions with respect to the requirements on the action plan were steered by Mr. N. Raghu Babu, Senior Technical Advisor & Programme Coordinator, GIZ-IGEP. Mr. V. R. Ghadge, Senior Environmental Engineer, GPCB highlighted the importance of such an exercise of adopting proper approach for modernisation & up-gradation of CETPs. Ms. Brigit Brahner, expert from UBA also made a presentation on Best Available Techniques Reference Document for the Waste Water Treatment/Management in the Chemical Sector (BREF CWW).


All the CETPs made a good attempt to prepare Actions Plans, though not adequate, and were very open to share their presentations and discuss with amongst the participating CETPs. During the interactive sessions, representatives of the CETPs also provided important in-sight on the CETP’s operational and maintenance issues that are pertinent to the performance of the CETPs and committed that with the additional inputs from the workshop, the action plans will be strengthened further and resubmitted to GPCB for consideration.

Some of the CETPs have informed that they have already some good practices and successes as below:

  • ETL Ankleshwar succeeded in treating NH3-N through MAP (physico-chemical process to convert NH3-N to Magnesium Ammonium Phosphate).
  • Steps taken by Nandesari CETP by proper lab & pilot trial to treat the effluent and reduce the COD in final outlet.
  • Recycling of treated water to textile industries for use in non-critical applications.
  • Online monitoring at industry discharge as well as CETP inlet and control system through SCADA.
  • Continuous monitoring of FETP discharge through CCTV camera.
  • Material and manhole system for conveyance system.
  • Training and awareness carried by CETP to member industries for complying with inlet norms of CETP.