Published On : Thu, Nov 28th, 2019

24×7 projects must for Water Conservation While 4th P-‘The People’ must in PPP projects

Expert Geologists met at National Seminar on Challenges on Ground Water & Surface water resources in India at VANAMATI Nagpur on Thursday

Nagpur: “For success of water conservation projects like 24×7 water supply is a must while for the success of life changing projects like Nagpur 24×7 water supply which is a Public-Private-Partnership project (PPP), the “4P” model – the 4th P being People as citizens, without whose onboarding and active participation, social projects like water are difficult to succeed, is a must, opined Mr Sanjoy Roy, Chief Executive Officer @ Orange City Water (OCW).

He further stated that the water availability is not a real problem in India, but the problem is about its mismanagement and lack of its conservation. The uninterrupted water supply projects are best solution for the proper water management as well as its conservation.

Mr Sanjoy Roy, Chief Executive Officer @ Orange City Water (OCW) was delivering key note address on ‘Challenges in urban water sector and PPPP is must for success of 24×7 water supply projects at National Seminar on Challenges on Ground Water & Surface water resources in India at Nagpur on Thursday. In his half-an hour long presentation Mr Roy touched various real challenges faced in urban water management including necessity of governance and public private partnership, benefits of 24×7 water supplies seen in Nagpur.

The Nagpur 24×7 PPP Project is running successfully for the past more than 8 years in city with major benefits like:

*252 areas converted from No water to water

*131 areas converted from alternate day to daily, 422 areas supply/pressure improved

*20 command areas have converted in to 24×7 supply area on trial basis while 20 more command area will be added in the list soon.

*Many historical leakages in system have been plugged and saved considerable amount of quality water.

*Consumer number and revenue increased 150 during last 8 years.

*Quality of water improved as fit sample for drinking increased to 96 % from 75% in OCW period.

The National Seminar was chaired by Vice Chancellor of Nagpur University, Dr SP Kane, Director General of Geological Survey of India, Mr S N Meshram, Regional Director of Central Ground Water Board, Dr P K Jain and organized by Gondwana Geological Society, Nagpur & Department of Geology, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. .

During inauguration ceremony Mr Sanjoy Roy stressed on the need of a bridge between all academician, geologists and engineers to resolve the issues like water scarcity. He appealed through this conference for success of 24×7 water supply projects in India. He emphasized on involvement of every citizens is must and is a key stake holder for the effective urban water management in every city.