Jamshedpur Oct. 5: Tata Steel has set up a Tertiary Treatment Plant at its Bara Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) thereby making Jamshedpur the first city in India to recycle 100% of its waste water. This �State of the Art� facility was inaugurated today jointly by Sanjiv Paul, VP, Safety, Health, Environment and Sustainability, Tata Steel and Sunil Baskaran, VP Corporate Services Tata Steel.
The Company is committed to its environmental responsibilities and accordingly, the facility will help prevent river pollution from domestic effluents. It is thus an important milestone in Tata Steel�s vision of Sustainable growth.
Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Bhaskaran congratulated the team on a great job done. He said that this was a great initiative in the journey towards sustainability.
Sanjiv Paul mentioned that the new facility would prevent pollution in the river Subarnarekha. Rather the recycled water could be put to industrial usage which would help the environment.
It may be noted that so far 10 MLD (Million litres / day) sewage was being treated and recycled from the Kharkai STP. With the addition of this State of the art facility -Ultra Filtration SKID, the BARA treatment plant will recycle 30 MLD of sewage. The recycled water will be used for industrial and irrigation purposes. This makes Jamshedpur the only Township in the country to achieve 100% recycling of collected sewage for Industrial and other purposes.
While the initiative will benefit Jamshedpur at large, it will benefit other units also like CRM BARA, Tata � Blue Scope, Tata Power and Timken India who could use the recycled water for industrial purposes.