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Upcoming Announcement: Unveiling of Deep Sea Discharge Initiative

Published: November 21, 2023

Ahmedabad’s chemicals and textile industry clusters are set to receive good news as the state government is poised to announce the long-awaited deep-sea effluent discharge project. According to sources, the announcement is expected to be made before the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. The project will span a total length of 123km, including 103km between Kamod and Khambhat and an additional 20km into the sea. Future extensions are also planned in conjunction with the proposed Kalpasar project.

Costing an estimated Rs 1,600 to Rs 1,700 crore, the project will be primarily funded by the state government (70%), with industry contributions covering the remainder. As per the latest data, a total of 278.85MLD (million litres per day) has been booked by 13 industrial estates in Ahmedabad for the deep-sea discharge project. It is hoped that the project will attract new investments, particularly for expansion projects in key chemicals and textile clusters.

Representatives of various estates have engaged in several meetings with the state government to facilitate the project’s initiation. In a previous representation to Gujarat’s Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, industry leaders emphasized the necessity of a deep-sea discharge pipeline for Ahmedabad-based chemicals and textiles. With the textile cluster alone booking 130MLD capacity, amounting to over 46% of total bookings, it will be mandatory for clusters to establish Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP).

This project is expected to alleviate pollution in the Sabarmati River and provide a long-term solution for the region’s industrial waste management. Once completed, it will revolutionize the effluent management system in Ahmedabad, benefiting numerous industries and contributing to the overall industrial growth of the state.

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