Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Pollution by Sugar Industries, 01/03/2016

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Pollution by Sugar Industries, 01/03/2016. The Government has notified revised stricter environmental standards on January 14, 2016 under Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 wherein standards for additional parameters have been prescribed viz. pH, Oil & Grease (O&G) and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). Wastewater discharge standards have also been made stricter to 200 litre per tonne of cane crushed and protocol for treated water irrigation and wastewater management has also been included in the revised standards. The standards were revised after extensive consultation with stakeholders including representatives of sugar industry.