Water availability quality impacting chemicals & other sectors: FICCI

Water availability and quality impacting chemicals & other sectors: FICCI

9:16 PM, 18th January 2012
Water availability and quality impacting chemicals & other sectors: FICCI

NEW DELHI, INDIA: A recent survey by FICCI revealed that availability of water is becoming an area of concern for industries and that is it impacting their business. This is a major worry for sectors such as thermal power plants, chemicals, textiles, cement and manufacturing. Participating member industries acknowledged the fact that over the past few years, access to water had become difficult and the problem is likely to increase in coming years.

FICCI Water Mission undertook the survey to understand water use patterns in industries, risks associated with water, its availability, quality and subsequent impact on businesses. It is a prelude to a detailed study on water risks in Indian industry with Columbia Water Centre, Earth Institute.

The water demand for the industrial sector is on a rise and will account for 8.5 and 10.1 per cent of the total freshwater abstraction in 2025 and 2050 respectively. This is a 4 per cent rise from the current level of 6 per cent of the total freshwater abstraction by the industries in 2010, reported the survey.

Some of the major risks faced by the industry are inadequate availability and poor water quality in running the business. Sectors such as pharmaceuticals, power, food processing and agriculture feel the brunt of poor water quality. Also high costs for obtaining water are hindering business interest of smaller industries. The fact that 40 per cent of respondents have faced regular seasonal disruptions highlights that water availability is becoming an important area of concern for Indian businesses.

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