Reuse of treated wastewater in urban/peri-urban agriculture in India

This document highlights the scope of reuse of treated wastewater for urban/peri-urban agriculture, its challenges and the way forward. The potential of reusable treated wastewater keeps on increasing as the urban centers grow out to accommodate the fast pace of urbanization. Moreover, the Nitrogen and Phosphorous contained in treated wastewater gives it an advantage over the raw freshwater, while using for agriculture. It is heartening to observe that many States have been coming forward with specific policy for reuse of treated wastewater. This publication is expected to augment the ongoing efforts, and encourage interested stakeholders in making effective reuse of the valuable resource.

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