Maharashtra's New Water Policy Would Ban Release of Untreated Sewage Water Into Rivers

20 May 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

India’s Maharashtra state has introduced a new water policy that would ban the release of untreated sewage into rivers or reservoirs.The new plan, which is being put before the state assembly, also calls for mandatory construction of sewage treatment plants in all municipalities.There are five major river basins in Maharashtra -- the Godavari, Krishna, Tapi, Narmada and Western.Only about 5 to 15 percent of sewage in the state currently gets treated; the remainder is discharged untreated into these rivers.The assembly is considering whether to curtail permission for new industrial units along its 42 sub-basins, or to make it mandatory for industrial units to use recycled water...

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