Thoothukudi (Tuticorin)

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CWC allows preparation of DPR while TN objects to the Mekedatu project on the Cauvery river

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Policy matters this week - No more project clearance in critically polluted areas, Tamil Nadu government launches 'Amma' mineral water and Guwahati to get 24*7 water supply.

No environment clearance in eight critically polluted areas

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This presentation describes the work of Sterlite Industries (Vedanta group), in conserving water in its industrial processes at its Tuticorin and Silvassa plants.

The various initiatives taken up include modification in cooling water arrangement, condensate recovery for filter back washing, reuse of collected condensate water generated by anode casting, rainwater harvesting, conversion of gland packing pumps into mechanical seal, provision of electrolytic cell covers in refinery, control valve provision in storage tank steam line, installation of vacuum pump in rotary vacuum drier, modification for cathode washing, introducing special nozzles for washing, leaching process alteration for steam reduction, installing a 300 m

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The company has a dedicated water manager with full fledged water management team, thus bringing a centrality to its efforts.

This presentation deals with the water conservation efforts of Sterlite Industries India Ltd in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. Apart from certain measures for reuse of process water, conversion to air cooling systems from water cooling ones and so on, what is interesting here is more the management structure for water conservation.

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