In India, demand for water is projected at twice the available supply by 2030, pointing toward severe water scarcity, made more acute by rapid urbanization that has led to increased water pollution.
The Government of India has announced several initiatives to address the water crisis. The Union Budget 2021 allocated an outlay of Rs. 2,87,000 crores for the Jal Jeevan Mission, which aims at universal water supply in all 4,378 Urban Local Bodies, as well as liquid waste management in 500 AMRUT cities over the next five years.
Toshiba is an industry expert and India’s long-term partner in building sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure. Toshiba has an unwavering drive to make and do things that lead to a better world. We address water scarcity and water pollution problems, and are committed to provide solutions that support clean water supply and improve the water environment.
Mr. Tomohiko Okada, Managing Director, Toshiba India Pvt. Ltd. states, “Clean water and sanitation facilities protect people from disease and are crucial for a sustainable economic growth. We are actively using our technologies to ensure environment sustainability and we will be happy to further utilize our strengths in providing water and wastewater treatment solutions and support the Indian government’s aims to address the water crisis.”
Toshiba has headquartered its subsidiary, Toshiba Water Solutions (TWS), here in India as a core company for Toshiba’s water and wastewater treatment business. Since its establishment, TWS has executed over 450 Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) and Operation & Maintenance (O&M) projects in 35 countries.
Under the Indian government’s “Clean Ganga” initiative, TWS is involved in projects in three states, for the construction of ten Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs). In Bihar, TWS was recently awarded its sixth STP project, raising the combined capacity to 151 Million Liters per Day (MLD). In Uttar Pradesh, it is engaged in construction of two STPs with a capacity of 18MLD and laid down a 380km sewerage network. In Jharkhand, TWS is involved in two STP with a combined capacity of 12MLD.
Earlier in June, recognizing Toshiba’s efforts in developing ‘Quality Infrastructure’ in India, TWS’s Salori STP project in Uttar Pradesh was bestowed with the Japan Construction International Award by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan.
Even during the testing times of the COVID-19 pandemic, TWS, in partnership, received an order from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board. The project covers the design, construction, and commissioning of a 775MLD Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at T.K. Halli, Karnataka. This project is part of Phase 3 of the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Project which is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Toshiba is harnessing its knowledge and expertise to offer a multitude of water and wastewater management solutions, and looks forward to working together with more partners in India FOR A NEW DAY.
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