It is no denying that sustaining and recharging the groundwater along with judicious use of the limited fresh water resources is the need of the hour. At Vicat India, major water conservation activities include:
Rainwater harvesting is a technique of collection and storage of rainwater into natural reservoirs or tanks, or the infiltration of surface water into subsurface aquifers (before it is lost as surface runoff). Rainwater harvesting is an environmentally sound solution to address issues brought forth by large projects utilizing centralized water management approaches.
We at Vicat India promote efficient management of water resources. Also, education about judicious utilization of water resources along with measures of harnessing, recharging and maintaining the quality of water and water bodies has been taken up on war footing.
Trenches and pits are developed in the vacant mine lease area, check dams are constructed to retain catchment rain water for longer period which is very beneficial to the survival of fauna during water starvation time, improving the ground recharge and drinking water source for cattle of surrounding villages under our Rain Water Harvesting Program.
90-95% of the plant green belt areas are covered under drip irrigation network including remote areas like quarries.
Most of our water consuming processes are designed and modified in-house to ensure the water does not get waste. It is either reused in the process or the process water substitutes the usage of fresh water.
At Kalburgi plant, more than 230,000 liters/day of waste water is recycled by Sewage Treatment Plant and used for Green Belt and similarly 112,000 litres/day is recycled at Kadapa plant.
There is No discharge of water outside the boundary wall. All the waste water from process as well as domestic uses is recycled and reused.
All our integrated cement plants and power plants have zero water discharge.