Environment Management
  Hazardous Waste Management
  Liquid Waste Management
Hazardous Waste Management
MIDC has developed 224 industrial areas all over state of Maharashtra for achieving its goal of rapid, orderly and uniform growth of industries all over the state. Out of these industrial areas, following 15 industrial areas are Chemical Industrial Areas.
   T.T.C. Industrial Area.
   Tarapur Industrial Area.
   Dombivli Industrial Area.
   Ambernath Industrial Area.
   Badlapur Industrial Area.
   Kalyan-Bhivandi Industrial Area.
   Taloja Industrial Area.
   Roha Industrial Area.
   Patalganga Industrial Area.
   Mahad Industrial Area.
   Lote Parshuram Industrial Area.
   Butibori Industrial Area.
   Kurkumbh Industrial Area.
   Sangli Industrial Area.
   Solapur Chincholi Industrial Area.
Chemical Industries not only generates effluent but also generates solid hazardous waste as well, the management of which is also of prime importance.
In TTC Industrial Area, MIDC has allotted 7 hectares of land for development of hazardous waste management facility to Thane Belapur Industries Association (TBIA); possession of the land has been given. Techno-economical Feasibility report is approved by MoEF.The work is in full swing and secured landfill site is to be commissioned by April 2003 end.
It is planned to take up the development of hazardous waste management facility through privatisation on line with the financial arrangements as per the liquid waste management projects.
Taloja Hazardous Waste Management Project
To begin with MIDC has taken up the development of integrated hazardous waste collection, transport, treatment, storage and disposal facility at Taloja. Land admeasuring 39 hectares has been allotted for this purpose at village Chal, Tal- Panvel, District-Raigad. The environmental impact assessment studies as required under the Hazardous Waste (M&H) Rules, 1989 is being carried out by Central Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad (Bihar). Public hearing of Taloja site was carried out on 3rd January 2000, and the site has been notified. Work has been allotted to M/s Ramkey Investment & Finance Pvt. Ltd. The secured landfill facility was commissioned in November 2002.
Location
The site Identified for the purpose of MIDC admeasuring 39 Hec. and falls in between Chal, Ghot, Karvale, Budrukh villages in Taluka Panvel, Dist. Raigad. It is located to the west of MIDC area.
Accessibility
   Airport
    The nearest airport is Mumbai.
   Highways and Roads
    Taloja has easy access, as it lies on the National Highway connecting Mumbai-Pune (via Thane).
   Railway
    MIDC Taloja is connected through Konkan Railway and has Navade railway station close to the Industrial Area.
   Telecommunications
    Telephone Exchange is within the Industrial Area linked by Optic Fibre Cable with Mumbai.
Facilities
   Industrial Area is approachable by road
   Drinking water is available
   Street lights are provided upto the site
Liquid Waste Management
MIDC has developed 224 industrial areas all over Maharashtra state for achieving its goal of rapid, orderly and uniform growth of industries all over the State. Out of these industrial areas, following 15 industrial areas are Chemical Industrial Areas.
   T.T.C. Industrial Area.
   Tarapur Industrial Area.
   Dombivli Industrial Area.
   Ambernath Industrial Area.
   Badlapur Industrial Area.
   Kalyan-Bhivandi Industrial Area.
   Taloja Industrial Area.
   Roha Industrial Area.
   Patalganga Industrial Area.
   Mahad Industrial Area.
   Lote Parshuram Industrial Area.
   Butibori Industrial Area.
   Kurkumbh Industrial Area.
   Sangli Industrial Area.
   Solapur Chincholi Industrial Area.
In the above 15 Chemical Industrial Areas, MIDC has provided effluent collection and disposal system along with other infrastructure facilities. The effluent collected from the industrial area is disposed off in a creek or sea as approved by MPCB/ NIO. As per the Environment (Protection) Act 1986, large and medium scale industries are expected to provide treatment for detoxification, primary and secondary treatment to the effluent generated by them before it is discharged into the common collection system. Small-scale industries are expected to discharge the effluent after providing treatment for detoxification and primary treatment, into the common collection system. In any industrial area, it is observed that out of the total industries, around 20% of the industries are in the category of large and medium scale whereas 80% of the industries are in the category of small scale industries. Large and medium scale industries consume 80% of the water generating the effluent and small-scale industries consume 20% of the water generating the effluent.
Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to assist small-scale industries to arrest the pollution by providing secondary treatment to the effluent generated by them with the help of World Bank, floated the scheme of common effluent treatment plants for which Government of India provides 25% subsidy, State Government provides 25% of the subsidy (20% provided by MIDC on behalf of Government of Maharashtra & 5% by MPCB), 20% as contribution by the beneficiaries i.e., industries in the Industrial Area and 30% loan from Financial Institutions.
The CETP projects are taken up in two phases:
In the first phase to treat the effluent collected from the industries to the disposable norms stipulated in the Environment Protection Act, 1986 and in the second phase it will be treated to the recycling standards.
MIDC has entered into the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Industries Association from Tarapur, Badlapur, Ambernath, Dombivli, Thane-Belapur, Patalganga, Roha, Mahad, Lote Parshuram ,Kalyan-Bhivandi, Solapur, Sangli, & Butibori.
The Primary effluent treatment by tenant Badlapur, Dombivli, Mahad, Lote Parshuram is already commissioned and most of the CETP projects are likely to be commissioned by April 2003 end.