PM Dedicates 140 MLD STP Built By WABAG To The Nation
Va Tech Wabag Limited (WABAG), a leading pure-play water technology Indian Multinational Company, had the unique privilege of partnering with the Government of India as the design, build and operate contractor for the 140 MLD Sewage Treatment plant at Dinapur, Varanasi. The project has been inaugurated and dedicated to the nation by the Honorable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, marking a significant milestone towards achieving a cleaner Ganga. The project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is the first and the largest sewage treatment project implemented under the "Namami Gange" mission.
The treatment plant employs activated sludge process and is powered by green power from sewage (biogas), significantly reducing the carbon footprint apart from lowering operational cost, This is in line with PM's vision to power India through green energy and India's ratification at the UN Climate Change Convention. The plant boasts of 4,000 m3/day balloon type double membrane gas holders, the largest of its kind in India.
In addition to design and build, WABAG will also be responsible to operate and maintain the facility for a period of 10 years. The project is located in Dinapur village, approximately 7 km from Varanasi and will cover an area of approximately 6.2 hectares, adjacent to the existing 80 MLD STP.
Commenting on this development, Mr Pankaj Sachdeva, CEO of Va Tech Wabag - India Cluster said, "As an Indian Multinational, we are very proud to be part of the mission to clean the holy Ganga, which is considered sacred and a lifeline to millions. We are happy that this marquee project implemented by WABAG, is being dedicated to the nation by our Honourable Prime Minister under the "Clean Ganga" mission which is dear to his heart, which will clean 14 crore litres of wastewater every day"