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NTPC and Noida Authority mull over MoU draft for wastewater supply

Posted: May 07, 2018     By Avishek Dubey

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Noida Authority have prepared an MoU draft for an ambitious project — a 35-km pipeline to transport Noida’s waste water to NTPC’s Dadri plant for its use.  The power corporation will be funding the project.

NTPC is seeking 160 million litres of water every day from Noida Authority.

To save clean water, the Union power ministry on January 28, 2016, had issued a notification directing all NTPC plants to use treated wastewater for all purposes. The intent was to stop the use of clean river water and the fast-depleting groundwater.

According to Uttar Pradesh Ground Water Department (GWD), the level of underground water in both GB Nagar and Ghaziabad has been falling at the rate of over 1 metre every year from 2013 to 2017.

Smakant Srivastava, senior project engineer of Noida Authority, told City Spidey, “Right now we are studying the draft of the MoU to be signed between NTPC and the Jal Nigam of Noida Authority. We are hoping it will be signed by this week. The pipeline will be laid down from the sewage treatment plant (STP) in Sector 54 to NTPC’s Dadri plant. Noida Authority will get around Rs 30 crore per annum to supply the wastewater to NTPC, but the amount is not fixed yet."

“The 35-km pipeline will be laid within three years. In the first phase, the Authority will supply 80 MLD (million litres per day), and in the second phase, 80 MLD more will be supplied. If the NTPC demands more waste water, we’ll send some more,” he added.

NTPC's Dadri plant uses 200 MLD from upper Ganga Canal that passes through the plant and groundwater as well.

Noida Authority has six STPs and generates 150-200 MLD of waste water every day.

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