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CPCB Directs Tata Chemicals to Shut its Haldia Fertilizer Plant

Tata Chemicals fertilizer plant directed to shut down on account of disregarding liquid waste discharge regulations

India: Tata Chemical Ltd., one of the largest privately owned Indian player that is involved in the production of various chemicals, such as phosphoric acid, sulphuric acid as well as fertilizers, has been forced to close its fertilizer plant in West Bengal due to violations of liquid waste discharge regulations mandated by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). CPCB has charged the company under section 5 of Environment Protection Act, 1986 to shut down its facility for non-compliance with liquid affluent discharge norms prescribed by the body. Tata Chemicals has appealed to withdraw its directive on basis of positive reports of the samples tested by an independent lab.

TechSci Research depicts that the stringent regulations imposed by CPCB is expected to encourage manufacturers to install necessary effluent treatment plants. Consequently, market for wastewater treatment plants, particularly for application in industrial sector, is projected to showcase robust growth in coming years.

According to the recently published report by TechSci Research, India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market By Type (Municipal and Industrial), By Plant Category (Less Than 50 MLD, 50 to 200 MLD and Over 200MLD), By Operating Mode (EPC and BOOT), Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011-2021”, India wastewater treatment plants market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during 2016-2021, on account of surging demand for wastewater treatment plants from municipal and industrial sectors. Stringent government norms issued by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to ensure proper management and disposal of sewage is augmenting demand for construction of new sewage treatment plants in the country. In 2015, wastewater treatment plants with capacities between 50 MLD and 200 MLD dominated India wastewater treatment plants market. In the coming years, strong demand for municipal as well as industrial wastewater treatment plants is expected to emanate from Maharashtra due to presence of a large number of wastewater generating industries such as sugar, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals industries in the state.


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