Chief Minister says grey-water recycling a must for industries, high-rises
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said that the Tamil Nadu government will approve planning permission to new industries and multi-storeyed buildings only if they commission greywater recycling plants.
He said after placing the foundation for a 150 MLD desalination plant at Nemmeli on Thursday, he said grey water recycling saves 50% of water. Before, the government was creating efforts to execute it in big industries. “Hereafter, it will be mandatory for industries and apartments,” he said. The state government would also observe at the use of constructing desalination plants in coastal districts reeling from water shortage.
If the State government has asked for Central funding, the CM said it had already asked funds for drought relief. When asked about the release of Cauvery Water, he told the State government had forced the importance of the timely release of water for farmers. On the Mekedatu dam project in Karnataka, he said he had made representations to the Central government, asking it not sanction approval for the project.
Mr. Palaniswami said that the State government would ensure that Tamil Nadu is not affected by such schemes. Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam and other Ministers have attended the event.