Which Industries is the Maximum Consumer of Water in India?

  1. Engineering
  2. Textile
  3. Thermal Power
  4. Paper and Pulp
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 16th August 2015 in General Knowledge.
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Answer: (3) Thermal Power

Water is essential for living things, industries and other household works. Industries uses a hell lot of water in plants and they discharge it in downgraded or polluted form. Thermal Power Plants consumes maximum industrial water in India.

Industrial Water use in India: (2004 data)

Industry Annual Consumption
(Million Cubic Meters)
Use Percentage
Thermal Power Plants 35157 87.8 %
Engineering 2019 5.05 %
Pulp and Paper 905.8 2.26 %
Textiles 830 2.07 %
Steel 516.6 1.29 %
Sugar 194.9 0.49 %
Fertiliser 73.5 0.18 %
Total 40012M cubic meters
Pushpendra Pal Dean Answered on 16th August 2015.
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