Govt asks TPPs to reduce water usage
The government has asked thermal power plants (TPPs) to reduce water usage in view of the possibility of excessive dry summers and dwindling water levels in rivers in coming years. TPPs are water guzzlers, consuming an average of 96,000 litres of water for every MW of power.
In addition, the ministry of environment has asked all proposed TPPs to consume at least 30 per cent less water than the existing ones, and told operating plants to reduce their water usage by at least 10 per cent.
Contact: Ministry of Environment, Govt. of India