By Rusen Kumar
NEW DELHI: NTPC Limited, public sector power producer, has released its updated Policy on Rain Water Harvesting – 2018, aiming setting new industry benchmarks and exploring alternate methods to ensure long term water security.
The objective of the policy is to promote the installation and periodic upkeep of Rain Water Harvesting system in locations of and near to its establishments.
To strengthen its water conservation initiatives, it would act as the major guiding document for rain water harvesting.
NTPC says that the policy is integral to NTPC Water Policy 2017. Considering the importance of water as a shared resource, this policy can be further used as a reference for the various water conservation initiatives taken up by NTPC under CSR/ SD projects, company said in its policy.
Water is lifeline and major resource for power producers. The past couple of years have seen a fast changing regulatory landscape with increasingly stricter regulations on the water consumption of industrial purpose. This is an increasing risk to the organisations requiring water as their major input.
“Water is turning out to be an increasingly valuable and scarce resource as its demand-supply gap keeps rising at an incredible pace. The availability of both ground and surface water is becoming increasingly difficult owing to the heavy usage for agricultural, industrial and domestic purposes.”, Says NTPC
(Rusen Kumar regularly writes on CSR and Sustainability)