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Benchmarking Water Resources in Rajasthan

Benchmarking Water Resources in the State of Rajasthan & Preparing Guidelines for Siting of Industrial Area and Water Intensive Units

The Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, Jaipur, has commissioned a short-term study entitled “Benchmarking Water Resources in the State of Rajasthan & Preparing Guidelines for Siting of Industrial Area and Water Intensive Units” with the overall objective of improving water use efficiency in various industries, and promoting recycle and reuse of treated effluents for water conservation in the water-deficient State of Rajasthan. The Study has been assigned to the National Institute of Ecology, jointly with the Centre for Environment & Development Studies, Jaipur (CEDSJ). The study is led by Prof. Brij Gopal, Prof. M.S. Rathore and Dr R. Dalwani.  

The study includes the following components:

1. Compilation of available data on the state’s water resources and their use by various stakeholders – from secondary sources, WRD and other concerned Departments
2. Review of all relevant policies, laws, rules, regulations, notifications, guidelines and court judgements related to water and wastewater in Rajasthan, other similarly placed states, and at the national level;
3. Benchmarking of water resources for the industries (particularly the water intensive ones) in the State ;
4. Development of draft criteria for siting of Industries (emphasing upon those using substantial amounts of water or otherwise affecting water resources);
5. Preparation of guidelines for siting industries, along with various forms; 6. Stakeholder Workshop for discussion on our draft report and the roles and responsibilities of various concerned departments in implementing the guidelines on siting of industries and management of the wastewater;
7. Preparation of a policy for wastewater recycle and reuse in industries, to be integrated with sewage policy of the State; and
8. Preparation of the GIS interface on water resources and suitable Sites for industries

The proponents of the study will welcome suggestions and relevant information from all parts of the country. All contributors will be duly acknowledged in the final report. Those interested in participating in the Stakeholder Workshop (sometimes during August-September in Jaipur) are also welcome to communicate their interest.

All communications regarding this study can be made by email to nieindia@gmail.com   OR   ciwsa.nie@gmail.com