Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), established in 1962 by Government of Gujarat, as the nodal agency to oversee industrial development in the state by setting up industrial estates and promoting industrial growth. GIDC has established total 202 estates till date.
The primary functions of the corporation are to
Additionally, to address specific needs, GIDC also develops special infrastructure like water augmentation and distribution infrastructure, culverts, over bridges, training centres, warehouses, etc. GIDC also upgrades existing infrastructure facilities in the established industrial estates periodically. Through the proposed project GIDC intends to upgrade necessary infrastructural facilities in Saykha Industrial Area which includes a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) for different industrial waste/effluent.
GPCPSIR also falls in the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) influence area.
GPCPSIR is also located in DMIC influence area
It is envisaged that the large scale industries will have captive effluent treatment plants for treating the effluent generated and convey their treated effluent in the designated pumping station from where GIDC will pump effluent safely into the deep sea as per the marine standards.
For small and medium scale industries as well, In order to minimize environmental pollution, clean production technologies and formation of waste minimization circles are being encouraged.
It is desired that each industrial unit shall create and operate an individual wastewater treatment plant. However, the quantum of pollutants emitted by SSI clusters may be more than an equivalent large scale industry, since the specific rate of generation of pollutants is generally higher because of the in-efficient production technologies adopted by SSIs.
However SSI and MSI unit also has several operational constraints like lack of space and technical manpower. A common facility will provide these industries with the opportunity to manage their expenditure and efficiency.
A collective treatment (centralized facility) is considered as a viable treatment solution to overcome the constraints associated with effluent treatment in small to medium enterprises.
GIDC has planned a 40 MLD Common Effluent Treatment Plant at Saykha Industrial Estate to facilitate such smaller and medium scale industries.