Hindustan Zinc to set up sewage treatment plant at Udaipur
Vedanta group firm Hindustan Zinc today said it had signed an agreement with the Rajasthan government to set up the first sewage treatment plant in the state at Udaipur with a cost of Rs 170 crore.
In a statement, the Udaipur-based company said the agreement was signed with the Rajasthan government authorities and Udaipur Municipal corporation yesterday.
"As per the agreement, Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) will construct a 20 million litres per day capacity sewage treatment plant (STP) in Udaipur with a cost of Rs 170 crore. The plant will only be treating domestic sewage and not industrial sewage," it said.
The sewage treatment plant will be constructed on design- build-own-operate-transfer basis, it added.
The company further said that sewage treatment will generate a large quantity of manure, that will be sold by Udaipur Municipal Corporation on fortnightly basis and would generate a revenue of Rs 1 crore every year for the department.
Udaipur--the city of lakes, generates almost 70 million litres of sewage per day due to rising population and infrastructure development, the company said.
"Saving water has always been a focus area for Hindustan Zinc and our all units operate on 'zero discharge' basis. We have been quite successful in reducing water consumption at our plants. This project is a significant step towards water conservation and care for environment," HZL CEO Akhilesh Joshi was quoted in the statement.
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