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UDAIPUR: Sustainability has always been the core value of Hindustan Zinc and all its units operate on Zero Discharge. This Sewage Treatment Plant is a significant step towards conservation of water, care for environment and a step towards zero discharge in the lakes.
In a major relief to the people of City of Lakes, Udaipur, Hindustan Zinc will be signing an agreement with Udaipur Smart City Limited on 24th June 2017 to set-up another 40 million litres per day (MLD) capacity Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Udaipur. It will prove to be a major step towards treatment of domestic sewage and water conservation in Udaipur.
Hindustan Zinc to spend Rs. 80 crores on expansion of Sewage Treatment Plant to 60 MLD in Udaipur – the total investment now Rs. 250 crore
Hindustan Zinc, India’s largest and world’s leading integrated Zinc-Lead-Silver producer had already commissioned a 20 MLD STP in Udaipur in 2014. With the additional commissioning of 40 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant, the total capacity of Sewage Treatment Plant will be now 60 MLD.
Hindustan Zinc will be signing an agreement in this regard with Udaipur Smart City Limited on 24th June 2017. The ceremony of laying the foundation stone will be held on 25th June 2017.
On this investment by the company, CEO of Hindustan Zinc, Sunil Duggal said, “The expansion in Sewage Treatment Plant will bring the much required relief to the domestic sewage of Udaipur. Hindustan Zinc has already commissioned Sewage Treatment Plant of 20 MLD capacity in 2014, and currently, we are adding Sewage Treatment Plant of 40 MLD capacity of which Sewage Treatment Plant of 25 MLD capacity will be constructed at Eklingpura, and two decentralized Sewage Treatment Plants with combined capacity of 15 MLD will be constructed along Ayad. The company is expected to spend Rs. 80 crores for this project.”
Earlier while installing the 20 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant, which was commissioned in 2014, the company had invested Rs. 170 crores that involved expenditure pertaining to laying the pipelines for carrying the sewage to the plant.
Udaipur city has been shortlisted as one of the Smart Cities in India and the treatment of domestic sewage will be a boon to the city. In addition to treating the sewage as per its capacity, in case USCL provides more than 25 MLD of sewage, Hindustan Zinc will also treat this sewage as per feasibility.
The construction of 40 MLD capacity Sewage Treatment Plants will be based on Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) process and have a provision for re-use of 50% treated water for Udaipur city.
According to a release, Hindustan Zinc has always been conscious of environment and has thus pioneered in adopting clean green technology in running its operations. Saving water has always been a focus area for Hindustan Zinc.
It has persistent focus on minimal impact on environment and the company practices the policy of reduce, recycle, reuse, and reclaim. Not just treating sewage, these Sewage Treatment Plants, in the process will be generating a large quantity of manure that will be sold to the local bodies.
In its other projects to propagate water conservation, Hindustan Zinc has installed Effluent Treatment Plants with Reverse Osmosis at all smelting locations resulting in reducing fresh water foot prints of the company and also maintaining zero discharge status. The company has also constructed its first Adiabatic Cooling Towers (ACTs) to replace the conventional cooling towers. Adiabatic Cooling Towers reduce water wastage and also reduce the fresh water consumption.
Sustainability has always been the core value of Hindustan Zinc and all its units operate on Zero Discharge. This Sewage Treatment Plant is a significant step towards conservation of water, care for environment and a step towards zero discharge in the lakes.