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Bhandup Water Treatment Plant, Mumbai
The urban population of India comprises about 30% of the total population. This
percentage is expected to grow to 40% by 2021. However, water transmission and distribution
systems have failed to keep up with this growth, leading to significant problems
in availability and quality. A benchmarking exercise conducted by the Ministry of
Urban Development surveyed 28 pilot cities. This exercise suggests average water
supply coverage of 63.5% and the sewerage coverage of around 50%. The total demand
for water in cities has grown from 65 billion cubic meters (bcm) per day in 2005
to 70 bcm per day in 2009. It is expected to grow to 79 bcm per day by 2015.
In view of this burgeoning demand, the Government of India launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National
Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) in December 2005 as well as the Urban Infrastructure
Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) with the aim of accelerating
planned development of cities and towns.
Historically, the involvement of private sector participation (PSP) in augmenting
water infrastructure has been cautious. It is only in recent years that PSP is beginning
to make some headway. The past decade has seen encouraging instances of PPP concessions.
According to industry estimates, around 11 PSP projects have been completed in the
water and sewerage sector, 18 are under implementation, 4 are in the bidding stage,
and 21 in the pipeline. This suggests a recent spurt in the conception and award
of PSP projects.
Saurashtra Branch Canal 1, Gujrat
HCC Infrastructure is currently evaluating opportunities to supply water to both commercial enterprises
and residences, through world-class facilities. Water is the lifeblood of any home
and industry, be it rural or urban, and HCC Infrastructure is focused on partnerships and PPP solutions
that help solve the nation’s resource and supply challenges, using cleaner and better