The plant will boost the capital's wastewater
treatment capacity at a time when the development of the
city, which already shows the country's highest
population growth rate (26.4% increase from 2001 to
2011), is accelerating.
Veolia Water's treatment solution will ensure New
Delhi has a plant that complies with the best
international treatment and discharge standards and is
entirely energy self-sufficient. The wastewater treatment
used by Veolia Water will ensure the recovery of energy
from the biogas produced by the sludge treatment process
(digestion stage). This innovation will reduce the
Nilothi wastewater service's environmental footprint
and also cut its energy bill.
The treatment sludge will be recovered in the form of
highly standardized compost for use by the region's
farmers. The treated wastewater will be discharged into
the Yamuna River without any impact on the natural
With this second public-private partnership contract
signed with the Indian capital, Veolia Water confirms its
growth in India, just several months after being awarded
the country's first public-private partnership
contract for the outsourced management of the city of
Nagpur's entire drinking water service.