Environment and Forests Ministry’s approved the proposal to set up a common effluent treatment plant for Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial area at Baddi.

BBN (Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh) Industries Association has created a special purpose vehicle for setting up the common effluent treatment plant at Kenduwal village near Baddi. The plant will cost around Rs 56.80-crore and is being set up under public private partnership (PPP) would cater to solid waste management of effluent from industrial areas of Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh area, which has been declared as a severely polluted area by the Central Pollution Control Board.

To reduce the pollution of this area one plant was proposed to be set up as all the treated and untreated effluent of industries flow through nallahas and joins river Sarsa. The proposal was submitted by the SPV-Baddi Infrastructure to the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry for grant which agreed to finance the project to a large extent while the land was being allotted for this project by Himachal Pradesh government.

Now after environment clearance to the treatment plant from Environment and Forests Ministry’s, association hoping to execute the project vigorously. As proposed the treatment plant has five streams for treatment of effluent of different segments of industries separately. About 85 percent of the effluent would be transported from industries to plant site through pipe lines and only 15 percent of effluent would be carried out through tankers.

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