India’s first sewage treatment plant under Hybrid Annuity Mode

  • India’s first Sewage Treatment Plant under Hybrid Annuity Mode is to come up in Haridwar and Varanasi.
  • Work is on so Namami Gange Programme shows significant progress by December next year.
  • Interactive website for CSR activities and newsletter of NMCG were also launched.
  • Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping has said that Nirmal Ganga is the biggest priority of his Ministry, and all efforts will be made to ensure that the Namami Gange Programme shows good progress by the end of next year.
  • The Minister further said that about 3000 MLD sewage from 97 cities on its banks are the biggest source of pollution for Ganga. 
  • This marked the first time ever in India that Hybrid Annuity-based PPP mode is being applied in sewerage sector. 
  • Under this agreement the maintenance of the project will be the responsibility of the concessionaire for which there will be performance based phased manner of payment. 
  • This would ensure continued performance of the sewage infrastructure assets created due to better accountability, ownership and optimal performance. 
  • The 50 MLD STP in Varanasi was awarded to a consortium led by Essel Infra Projects Limited at an estimated cost of INR 153.16 crore. In Haridwar, 
  • The awarded projects would ensure that untreated sewage does not flow into river Ganga, thus giving a boost to India’s flagship Namami Gange program. 
  • The construction of these two new/ green field STPs will commence shortly.


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