Wastewater treatment and Sustainable development

Wastewater treatment and Sustainable development.
Why in news?
Industrial water consumption accounts for 22% of the global water used, when public awareness of pollution is limited the cost of pollution to our health and the ecosystem is huge.
What is the problem in India?
Traditional wastewater treatment plants may not remove certain pollutants.
The industrial sector in India discharges around 30,730 million cubic metres of effluents, without proper treatment, into water bodies.
Run-off from agriculture fields is another major source of pollution.
What are the water Management strategies?
Market-based strategies such as environmental taxes, pollution levies should be implemented.
The benefits to our health, and in terms of economic development and environmental sustainability, business opportunities and ‘green’ jobs far compensate the costs of wastewater management.

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