Villages on the river bank of Ganga are on the way to develop sustainably as a leading pure play water technology Indian multinational player in water and waste water treatment and recycling VA Tech WABAG Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT Kanpur on 3rd June 2017 in New Delhi.
Thousands of villagers are expected to be benefitted under exchange of this MOU and these “Model Ganga Grams” would be a part of Namami Gange and Swachh Bharat programs launched by the Government of India. This initiative is supported by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Rural Development & Ministry of Gram Panchayat, New Delhi.
According to S Varadarajan, Director and Chief Growth Officer of WABAG, “We aim to abate direct discharge of untreated liquid wastewater from villages to Ganga and promote better sanitation practices in the villages. We are delighted and honored to join hands with IIT Kanpur to create better sustainable villages.”
River Ganga is one of the most important lifeline and source of livelihood for over 45% population of the country. But the river suffers from overuse and pollution due to domestic waste such as defecation, untreated industrial waste and pollution. Everyday 1.7 billion litters of such waste run into the river. And The Namami Gange project, which was announced by the Government of India in the July 2014, is working towards cleanliness of river Ganga.