Eco Electroplating Park - Madurai
•80 electroplating industries came together to form an
Association with the name of ‘Electroplating and Metal
Finishers Association of Tamil Nadu’ (EPMFAT) in the year
2000.
•Eco-Electroplating Park using environmentally clean
technology with zero liquid discharges and to introduce
enterprises with tools and techniques of cleaner production.
Waste Management
Hierarchy in
Electroplating Park
START
HERE
Waste Minimization / Cleaner Production
On-site Recycling/Reuse
Off-site Recycling
Pollution Control/Treatment
END
HERE
Waste Disposal
Highlights of the Park
•Located outside the Madurai City and
Habitation area
•First of its kind for Electroplating industries
•Well planned and designed site considering
the future needs of the industries
•Varying shed sizes catering to different
industrial units
Support from GTZ-ASEM:
• Assistance for developing a Detailed Project
Report
• Support in preparing Lay Out for the Park
• Support by way of training members of
EPMFAT by National Productivity Council at
Delhi
• Assistance in training basic concepts of BAT
for members of EPMFAT at Madurai and
developing a Rapid Assessment Report
(RAR).
Driving Forces for Implementing Cleaner
Production in Electroplating park
Standards
Customers
Laws and
regulations
Private organizations
Environmental quality
Cost
reduction
Employees
Increased efficiency
Financial sector
Outcomes of the Project
•The park is acting as pollution control and resource recovery
infrastructure including environmental enhancement measures such as
rainwater harvesting and landscaping and development of green belt.
•Rain water Harvesting - supplement to the extent of 5800cum in
normal monsoon with treatment before recharge
•Strengthening of Infrastructure - Roads, Water Supply, Power Supply,
Electrical Connections, Sanitation
•Direct and indirect employment to 4000 people in the areas
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