Sachin Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Gujarat’s oldest industrial estate, is facing water shortage since last two months. More than 60 textile dyeing and printing mills in Surat are on the verge of closure due to inadequate availability of water in the area.
Sachin GIDC is demanding water supply to be resumed soon. Vinod Agarwal, President, Sachin Textile Process Industries told media, “For the last 10 days, the units are getting water supply for one hour in a day. The lake from where the water is supplied to the units is not getting enough water. We have asked the notified area authority to restore water supply or else the industry will have to shut down, every unit require around 60 million litres per day of water, against which 50 per cent of the respected demand is managed through private water tanks, this leads the companies towards huge additional cost which is unbearable for the unit owners.”
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Unit owners are waiting for 35 MLD tertiary treated water to be supplied by SMC, rest will be met by the notified area authority’s pipeline network.