Enlarging a Water Positive Footprint
The continued focus on rainwater harvesting both in the Company premises and in the catchment areas of the Company’s Agri-Business operations has enlarged our water positive footprint.
As on March 31, 2013, ITC’s Watershed Development Projects, covering over 116,000 hectares of land, support the Water Positive status of the Company for the 11th year in a row. The total rainwater harvesting potential created by the Company so far is over two times the net water consumption by our operations.
|WATER BALANCE||2002 -03||2003 -04||2004 -05||2005 -06||2006 -07||2007 -08||2008 -09||2009 -10||2010 -11||2011 -12||2012 -13|
|Fresh water intake||24.10||22.48||24.98||25.58||25.79||27.46||32.72||29.96||29.36||29.02||32.15|
|Treated effluents discharged||14.64||14.04||19.55||20.96||19.58||18.92||24.52||23.41||22.21||22.80||22.89|
|Percentage of treated effluent utilised for irrigation by nearby community||**||**||86.90||86.80||80.50||79.40||72.30||84.80||60.70||68.50||71.87|
|Net water consumption||9.49||8.44||5.43||4.62||6.21||8.54||8.20||6.55||7.15||6.22||9.26|
|RWH potential created within ITC units||0.24||0.39||0.34||0.61||0.47||0.42||0.50||0.42||0.92||0.67||0.67|
|RWH potential created through watershed projects (cumulative for that year)||12.50||15.67||16.52||18.99||23.12||25.42||19.43||20.18||18.97||20.38||20.8|
|Total RWH potential created (for the year)||12.74||16.06||16.86||19.60||23.59||25.84||19.93*||20.60*||19.89*||21.05*||21.47*|
* ‘RWH potential’ figures account for silt deposits in various watershed structures. The adjustments are based on actual sample measurements & the extent of
silt deposit depends on the age & location of a structure
** Not available All figures in Million KL, except percentage