Waste Water Management in India: Imperative not Optional
Sep – Nov 2017
The ever increasing water shortage has been a grave problem for India. Rising waste water due to rapid industrialization and growing population, along with diminishing freshwater sources like rivers, wells, and groundwater is concerning. The Water and Waste Water Industry in India offers many opportunities as technology application and private investment in Waste Water Management has become vital to contain the crisis and improve the availability of safe water. According to a recent statement by Amarjit Singh, secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, the country can recycle 40 billion litres of waste water generated every day. He urges the private sector to bring in their expertise and work with the government on projects to recycle this waste water.
In The Press
14.09.2017 – Millennium Post
In collaboration with an Israeli company, a unique ‘Air to Water ATM’ has been installed in Delhi’s Connaught Place, which is only used in Western countries currently. The project is expected to improve the quantity and quality of accessible clean water.
21.09.2017 – The Economic Times
Water, waste water and sludge treatment German major Huber SE has entered into a JV with India’s ATE Group to manufacture select Huber SE products in India, represent Huber in India and Bangladesh, and cater to wastewater treatment and recycling requirements in the two countries.
26.09.2017 – The Tribune
Pushing ahead with its agenda of decentralising waste water treatment, Delhi Jal Board has identified around 600 locations for establishment of decentralised sewage treatment plants (STP). This would solve the sewage crisis and produce a huge amount of recycled water.
05.10.2017 – Business Standard
Aarhus Vand A/S is looking at India’s Smart Cities project to lend its expertise in setting up integrated sewage treatment plants with a focus on generating power.
10.10.2017 – India Water Review
The packaged drinking water market in India is expected to witness launch of many new brands. Companies like Nestle and Patanjali Ayurved are set to foray into the new segment.
10.10.2017 – WaterWorld
Speaking during the India Water Week inauguration, Indian president Ram Nath Kovind has said the government has pledged to connect 90 percent of Indian rural households to a piped water supply by 2022.
28.11.2017 – Business Standard
There is great potential for the corporate sector and the government to work together in waste water management as per the secretaries of ministries of drinking water and sanitation and water resources.