Bihar government is setting up water treatment projects under the Namami Ganga Programme. It has signed a ₹1,187-crore agreement with the V A Tech Wabag Ltd to build sustainable wastewater infrastructure to treat sewage that flows to Ganga river.
The project is to be implemented through National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (BUIDCO) and DK Sewage Project Pvt Ltd (a special arm of VA Tech Wabag).
The scope of the project includes the development of sewage treatment plants (STPs) of 150-million litres a day capacity along with sewerage network of over 450-km in the Digha and Kankarbagh zones of Patna, one of the most populous cities on the banks of the Ganga river. The VA Tech-arm will design, build and operate for a value of ₹940 crore and hybrid annuity worth around ₹247 crore, totaling ₹1,187 crore.
The treatment plant will also produce renewable energy through generated biogas. The project is funded by BUIDCO with financial assistance from the World Bank under NMCG.
It may be noted that, the company is already executing projects for BUIDCO in Pahari and Karmalichak. All these projects, on completion, will ensure a cleaner and a healthier ecosystem for over 50 per cent of the population of Patna.