India has gigantic necessity of Infrastructure building and improvement. The PPP route was established in last decade also saw some lean time. With New government initiative the PPP has again come with better risk sharing matrix between private and public. Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited saw this prospect and decided to have a model for 24x7 water supply. Orange City Water (OCW) also popularly known as the Nagpur 24x7 Water supply along with Veoila France made this happen.
OCW will have to deliver a uninterrupted supply of drinking water to the homes of the 2.7 million people living in Nagpur, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, up from the current two to 12 hours a day. The service will be provided to the entire population of Nagpur, including the third of the population living in the city's slums. This will be a first in India. Orange City Water (OCW) will invested 18 million Euros in the project to renovate the city's six water production plants and repair the 2,500 km of network. The production capacity of the system managed by OCW will eventually be close to 750 million liters a day and leakage from the network, which is currently 60%, will gradually be lowered to international standards.
Vapi, is a city and municipality in Valsad District in the state of Gujarat. It is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River and is the largest city in the Valsad district and also the second largest city after Surat in South Gujarat.It can be called the most developed city in Gujarat followed by Ahemdabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot. Around 28 km south of the district headquarters in the city of Valsad, it is surrounded by the Union Territories of Daman to the west and Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the east. Economic and industrial growth in recent decades has blurred the physical boundaries, and a small stretch of roughly 21 km of Daman-Vapi-Silvassa has almost become a single urban area. The town originally belonged to the community of Desai (Anavil Bramhins), Jains and other tribal castes later migrated to the city. It is the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries, dominated by the chemical industry.
India has vast requirement of Infrastructure building and improvement. The PPP route was established in last decade also saw some lean time. With New government initiative the PPP has again come with better risk sharing matrix between private and public. Vishvaraj Infrastructure (VIL India) has been a proponent of PPP model, and has established track record in Road and highways sector. With Urban Infrastructure foray in Water, it is today the only Indian Utility with ongoing projects in Water distribution as well as Waste water treatment and Reuse.
VIL India also popular for the Orange City Water (OCW) project is a joint venture of Veolia Water India Pvt. Ltd., the World Leader in Water Business and Vishwaraj Environment Ltd., one of India’s leaders in the infrastructure development. Established in November 2011, the organization is especially established for the execution of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s Uninterrupted Water Supply Scheme, popularly known as 24×7 Water Supply Scheme, under Central Government’s ambitious JnNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission).
Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd (VIL) is one of the leading companies in the water industry. VIL is focused on providing 24x7 Water Supply to every household in India. They started out with the Orange City water project in Nagpur popularly known as Nagpur 24x7 water supply. To create Sustainable, efficient & Accountable – environmental services and infrastructure, with People Participation
It is not a far stretch to state that most government systems have fallen short to deliver the desired level of service to citizens due to lack of accountability in water management. That is why it is time to look at companies like Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL) who won two major awards in the sector at the recent World Water Leadership Congress & Awards to be given opportunities to play a part.
Water can be renewed and reused, and if you go by what Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL), a water management firm based in Nagpur is saying then even Nagpur 24x7 water supply is achievable. This belief comes at a time when low levels of service and waste water mismanagement is being witnessed in many cities of India.
India receives total annual rainfall of about 4,000 billion cubic metres (BCM). After loss through evaporation etc., the total water availability is about 1,869 BCM. When you further discount topographical characteristics and hydrological constraints, the quantity of usable water is 1,123 BCM.
Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd (VIL India) , a pioneer in Water management and recycling made it a reality in Nagpur though India’s first pilot project making it possible for the residents of the city to avail 24x7 water supply. There are few pockets in India where the aspect of 24x7 running water facility management is implemented under the PPP model and is running successfully. The most heralded project under the 24x7 running water management in India has been at Nagpur city in Maharashtra.
Nagpur’s smart water management is an example for other cities across India. The first city to take the lead is Nagpur, Maharashtra. Now included in the smart cities list, it has inhabitants of over 2.5 million people and is the first city of its size in the nation to outsource water supply to a private operator under the PPP model for 25 years. Under the scheme the main objective was to provide 24-hour 100% safe drinking water to 100% population including slum dwellers within five years. The second objective was to reduce non-revenue water (50% water supplied to towns which is untraceable, not recorded and not paid for) to below 25% in 10 years. The project included management of the entire water cycle from production, treatment, transport, storage and delivery to the customer’s tap. It involved replacement of over three lakh house service connections, rehabilitation of treatment facilities, service reservoirs and pipelines.
Water companies globally are developing technologies and management systems to deal with these challenges. Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL) however understands that the Indian context is different and it needs solutions which are local, competitive and socially acceptable. We develop implementation strategies keeping local situation in perspective as water is a very sensitive subject in our country. For us, driving innovations, creating sustainability, technological advancements, environmental friendliness and people’s involvement are the key drivers for the company in this sector.
At the recent World Water Leadership Congress & Awards, Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL), won two major awards in the sector. The company won the presitigious Water Reuse Project of the Year and Mr Arun Lakhani, VIL’s chairman and managing director won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Water.
Those who fear water privatisation are yet to grasp its benefits and financial assistances it provides. The truth is such fears are baseless and unwarranted.
Companies like Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL) who won two major awards in the sector at the recent World Water Leadership Congress & Awards can lead water privatisation in the right track. The company won the presitigious Water Reuse Project of the Year and Mr Arun Lakhani, VIL’s chairman and managing director won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Water.
Realising the importance of social awareness and creating more avenues for sportsman to grow Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL) has decided to sponsor the talented city duo of Arundhati Pantawane and Rasika Raje, badminton players, on a long-term basis.
The company is committed to bear the expenses of travelling, lodging and boarding arrangements of both Arundhati and Rasika whenever they play national and international tournaments. VIL was the main sponsor during the state-level tournaments held in Nagpur during the last couple of years.
Working on a project which is massive in scope and vision can be a painstaking task. But when it is for a good cause, then it all works out for the better. And Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited’s (VIL) s Nagpur 24 X 7 project where its main objective is to pass continuous water has been given two thumps for its water quality by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Globally water companies are developing technologies and management systems to deal with challenges faced with water scarcity and sewage water treatment. Vishvaraj Infra (VIL) however understands that the Indian context is different and it needs solutions which are local, competitive and socially acceptable. We develop implementation strategies keeping local situation in viewpoint as water is a very sensitive subject in our country. For us, driving innovations, creating sustainability, technological advancements, environmental friendliness and people’s involvement are the key drivers for the company in this sector.
Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd saw this as a community requirement and a industry break. In contrast the demand for fresh water is growing rapidly, estimated to go from 813 BCM today to 1,447 BCM by 2050, whereas the resource base remains constrained at 1,122 BCM. The industrial sector, which is one of the major users of fresh water, mostly puts fresh water to non-potable. Wastewater treated up to secondary level can easily be utilized for this purpose freeing up huge amounts of freshwater for domestic consumers. This can easily be achieved by improving the municipal wastewater collection, treatment and reuse thus not only recycling wastewater which is otherwise lost but also save the downstream water bodies from pollution. This is the win-win proposition of VIL’s model for the all the stakeholders, a unique example of creating value from waste whilst contributing positively to environmental sustainability.
India has vast prerequisite of Infrastructure building and improvement. The PPP route was established in last decade also saw some lean time. With New government initiative the PPP has again come with better risk sharing matrix between private and public. Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL) has been a proponent of PPP model, and has reputable track record in water, waste water reuse, road and highways sector. With Urban Infrastructure foray in Water, it is today the only Indian Utility with ongoing projects in Water distribution as well as Waste water treatment and Reuse. With Water scarcity hitting the country in a big way, with sustainability point of view, VIL’s example of Total Integrated water management at Nagpur is being followed by the whole nation. Treating Sewage as Water Source and reuse for commercial/industrial purpose is key to releasing fresh water used by Industry for drinking, without augmenting fresh sources.
Mr. Arun Lakhani the CMD of Vishvaraj Infra saw the Waste Water Reuse development as a Civic Necessity and a Business Opportunity. This project went on to become a huge success story with the Orange City Water and also popularly known as Nagpur 24x7 Water Supply project. The citizens of Nagpur are extremely happy and fortunate with the implementation of the waste water reuse model.
Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL) won Best PPP Operator in Water and Wastewater Sector at the Water Awards 2015-2016, by Water Digest. This clearly highlights the company’s contribution to water and waste water management.
In India, there is a lot of talk on innovation, but rarely is it seen. Companies need to realise that the key for survival for a company in a competitive environment is innovation. Vishvaraj Infra (VIL) knows this as the of its key competitive advantage springs from the consistent innovations.
Since its year of inception, the company has harnessed innovative technologies which are used by many in various parts of the world. VIL’s core strength is its unique ability to design innovative structuring of Public Private Partnership projects.
A Healthy Environment Leads To Better Business, VIL India
It is not often said, but there are still companies in that first take a look at the environment, before commencing on any projects. One such company is VIL India who has been leading the way, especially in areas or water, waste water and infrastructure.
With solutions based and focused on larger environmental issues and by addressing them, the ecology of river self-rejuvenation helps a company to become more effective in proposing solutions. Arun Lakhani, VIL’s chairman and director is a believer in such a policy.
The environment and the need to protect it is a requirement for companies to adhere. Luckily, Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL) has been leading the way, especially in areas or water, waste water and infrastructure.
In an interview with Construction Times, , Arun Lakhani, VIL’s chairman and director said “Our solutions are focused on larger issues and by addressing them like minimum ecological flow maintenance, the ecology of river self-rejuvenation helps us to be more effective in proposing solutions.”