Which one among the following industries is the maximum consumer of water in India?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2013 Prelims]

(a) Engineering

(b) Paper and pulp

(c) Textiles

(d) Thermal power


Answer: (d)

Explanation:

  • Despite the fact that the industrial sector only uses three percent of India’s annual water withdrawals, it still significantly contributes to water pollution, especially in urban areas.
  • The government is considering establishing an agency similar to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to promote water conservation, with a focus on water-intensive industries such as thermal power plants, textiles, pulp, and chemicals.
  • Thermal power plants consume the most water in the industry, accounting for 88% of total industrial water use, followed by engineering (5.05%), pulp & paper (2.26%), and textiles (2.07%) industries.

Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.

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