The Government is implementing the Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS) for enabling the textile processing sector to set up new and upgrade existing Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) to contain environmental pollution and become compliant with the norms for wastewater & effluent treatment. Government of India grant is provided within the overall ceiling of 50% of the project cost not exceeding Rs.75 crore for CETPs with Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) and Marine discharge and Rs.10 crore for riverine and conventional treatment.  Setting up of CETP is also covered in projects under Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) being implemented by this Ministry.

So far, Government has sanctioned 7 projects under IPDS, of which four projects are in Rajasthan, two projects in Tamil Nadu, and one project in Gujarat.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.