HMWSSB BAGS PRESTIGIOUS WATER DIGEST WATER AWARD 2022-23 FOR BEST STP CATEGORY - GOVERNMENT (HYDERABAD TOWARDS HUNDRED PERCENT SEWAGE TREATMENT CITY) ON 17.03.2023
The HMWSSB bags prestigious Water Digest Global Water Award 2022-23 for Best STP category government (Hyderabad towards Hundred Percent Sewage Treatment City) among in 65 categories for the year 2022-2023 conducted by Water Digest, a leading international magazine from New Delhi.
The award presented by Union Minister for Water Resources and Jal Shakti Abhiyan Sri Gajendra Singh Shekawat at New Delhi on 17-03-2022 along with certificate of appreciation to D. Sridhar Babu, Director Project on behalf of MD, HMWSSB.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekawat praised Hyderabad as a city that is under progress of treating 100 percent sewage water in the country. He said that it is the responsibility of every citizen to protect water resources and if water is wasted, it will cause damage to all living beings.
Israel India Ambassador Nor Gilon, who participated in the program, said that 95 percent of the people in Israel use water sparingly. He said that in order to avoid water crisis in the coming days, everyone needs to follow the principle of saving across the world.
Under the joint auspices of UNESCO and the Union Ministry of Water Resources, the Water Digest global magazine has conducted the competitions related to water and waste water management many government departments and corporate offices submitted the entries. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board received this prestigious award in the Government sector.
D. Sridhar Babu, handed over the award to Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD HMWSSB next day on 18-03-2023. The MD expressed happiness on receiving the award and said besides providing drinking water to everyone in the city, the Telangana government is working hard providing to quench the thirst of Hyderabad citizens apart from treating the sewage generated upto GHMC limits. Sri.M.Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB thanked Hon’ble CM KCR garu and Hon’ble Municipal Minister KTR garu for their relentless cooperation to the Water Board.
The famous city of Hyderabad is prestigious:
Telangana government has sanctioned 62 STPs under Sewerage Master Plan in Hyderabad city at a cost of Rs.3866 crores for the first time in India for 100% sewage treatment. Hyderabad GHMC currently generates 1650 million liters of sewage daily, out of which 772 million gallons of sewage is being treated scientifically through 25 STPs. The underground water is being released into the Musi without being polluted. Another 878 MLDs of sewage needs to be treated. For this, the government has taken up the construction of 31 new STPs in the first phase in 2022. At present the construction works are going on at a fast pace. The work will be completed in a few months. Thus, the waste water generated in the GHMC area can be treated 100%. As a result, Hyderabad will become famous as a city with 100 percent sewage treatment in the country.
The famous Amberpat STP:
Amberpat STP is known as Asia's largest sewage treatment plant. Sewage water starts from Kukatpally Nala. It reaches Amberpet by joining many nalas in different parts of the city. Through the plant built here, 339 million gallons of sewage is being treated and discharged into Musi.
Use of purified water for other purposes:
Through a method called circular economy, treated sewage water is being used for recycle and reuse for watering plants and constructions in the public sector. Many software companies are also being used for plantation in their office premises apart from the solids left in water are used for biogas production.
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