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Model Projects announced for Ganga River Environment Programme

Thursday, 08 December 2011 | London, New Delhi |

The collaborative initiative of ETI Dynamics and the IITs is working on delivering and developing solutions for the model projects that are listed further below. The purpose of the model projects is to showcase feasible techno-commercial frameworks, new policy models, introducing cutting edge technologies where possible into the Indian market. When developed, the model project solutions will establish new quality and excellence benchmarks that can be replicated across the entire Ganga River corridor and beyond.

ETI Dynamics is championing the effort to bring solutions from around the world that can be utilised by the project stakeholders. Additionally it is also creating project consortia that will attempt to deliver these solutions on a commercial basis. The project consortia that are or being formed are already getting private equity backing for the necessary investment in the investments.

The brief about each of the model projects is listed further below:

i. Sewage Management in Kolkata, West Bengal
The city population is 5.27 million and the water supply is 711 MLD. The wastewater generation capacity is 618 MLD and the sewage treatment capacity is only 127.5 MLD.

Additional model projects are being contemplated in Patna, Bihar and Kanpur, U.P.

ii. Tannery Cluster Effluent Treatment in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
There are 418 tanneries in Jajmau (a district in Kanpur) generating about 32 MLD of industrial effluent. In addition, there is approximately 4-8 MLD of sewage from the local and floating population from this district that gets mixed with the tannery effluent.

The proposed project will involve setting up of a Common Effluent Treatment Plant that will either charge the industry cluster a fee for the inlet effluent stream or charge for supply of the treated water to generate its own revenue. The pricing model in either case is dependent on the techno-commercial model.

iii. Paper and Pulp Cluster Effluent
It is estimated that the total approximate effluent discharge from pulp and paper sectors in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is 220MLD. The paper and pulp clusters manufacture a variety of unbleached and bleached grade paper and products using agro residues, waste paper and imported pulp. The scale of the operation varies from 25 to 250 TPD.

The larger industries have installed chemical recovery plant whilst the smaller ones are operating without one. A combination of ETPs, Common Chemical Recovery Plants and individual treatment plants is recommended for this cluster.

iv. Distillery Cluster Effluent
The distilleries discharge large volume of coloured and foul smelling effluent. The total estimate volume of effluent generated by distilleries in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal is approximately 11 billion litres per annum with an approximate BOD load of 88,500 tonnes per year.

v. Solid Waste Management, Patna, Bihar
The city of Patna produces approximately 2000 tonnes per day which could generate approximately 20MW of power if structured and developed in the correct manner.

Ganga River Environment Management Programme
For more details please send an email to gangariver@etidynamics.com