Law to make recycled water must for industries?
Against the backdrop of severe drought plaguing the state, Maharashtra government is mulling to bring in a law that will make it mandatory for industries to use recycled water.
In its measures to mitigate the acute water crisis, state industries minister Subhash Desai said he has instructed authorities concerned at Maharashtra Industries Development Corporation (MIDC) to study the feasibility of raising the height of dams, desilting and deepening of lakes under its jurisdiction as part of its Watershed Management plan. “We are mulling to initiate long term measures, like increasing the height of MIDC dams and making recycled water mandatory for industries by amending the MIDC Act, 1961,” said Desai.
“The industry department will also undertake a project under which the height of dams will be raised and lakes and water canals will be deepened to preserve drinking water in future,” he said.