Category Archives: Water

Vishvaraj Infrastructure (VIL India) Wins Best PPP Operator

Public-Private-Partnership-PPP-Model-Vishvaraj InfrastructureVishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL) won Best PPP Operator in Water and Wastewater Sector at the Water Awards 2015-2016, by Water Digest. This clearly highlights the company’s contribution to water and waste water management.

In most parts of the world, water privatisation has become a very political issue. A topic few would like to talk about. Yet, VIL has not been deterred. The arguments against the idea of continuous 24×7 water with the help of the private sector have been growing strong, based on an already scarce water supply costing, tariffs and intermittent power supply affecting water supply.

Cities are in dire need for transformation in the sector.  And maybe instead of fearing change, it is time to embrace it. VIL supports PPP, an excellent model to synergise private efficiency and public oversight. Further, it helps removing inefficiencies through private intervention and investments are better sourced.

VIL India success in continuous water supply is being seen in Nagpur and other projects which followed have broken the myth of infeasibility of 24×7 water supply projects in India.

VIL provides global solutions that contribute to sustainable development in the water sector through innovation in the design, construction and operation of drinking water treatment plants, distribution system reforms, etc.

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Efficiency Is Crucial For Water Management, VIL India

water-management-arun-lakhaniThe simple truth is that the level of efficiency in the private sector are much better in the field of water management and companies like Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd (VIL) can player a major part, especially with the PPP model.

For those uninitiated, the public-private-partnership (PPP) module has a fourth P meant for people. VIL who won two major awards in the sector at the recent World Water Leadership Congress & Awards. The company won the presitigious Water Reuse Project of the Year and Mr Arun Lakhani, VIL’s chairman and managing director won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Water.

PPP is an excellent model to synergise private efficiency and public oversight and helps in removing inefficiencies through private intervention. PPP has two important characteristics, first being the service provision as well as investment by the private sector and second, significant risk is transferred from the government to the private sector, says Mr Arun Lakhani. There is a huge opportunity by improvising processes and effectively implementing the PPP Model.

VIL provides global solutions that contribute to sustainable development in the water sector through innovation in the design, construction and operation of drinking water treatment plants, distribution system reforms, etc.

Nagpur 24×7 Water is Attainable, VIL India

VIL India-Nagpur-24x7-Water SupplyWater can be renewed and reused, and if you go by what Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL), a water management firm based in Nagpur is saying then even Nagpur 24×7 water supply is achievable. This belief comes at a time when low levels of service and waste water mismanagement is being witnessed in many cities of India.

VIL India believe that successful continuous water supply is possible. Projects in Nagpur 24X7 and other places have shown results of water being able to reach peoples home continuously.

VIL Infra feels the problem of water shortage is related to water management inefficiencies than water scarcity. According to the company focus should now be concentrated on improving these efficiencies in water usage.

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, National Water Development Agency and Central Water Commission have organized India Water Week 2016 to be organised from April 4 to April 8, 2016 on the theme Water for all: Striving together.

VIL India provides global solutions that contribute to sustainable development in the water sector through innovation in the design, construction and operation of drinking water treatment plants, distribution system reforms, etc.

How privatizations helps water management?

Why are people so afraid of water being privatized? Are they afraid that they would now have to pay additional for water? Are their fears even valid?

The simple and undeniable truth is that those who fear water privatization are yet to grasp its benefits and financial assistance’s it provides.

So why do people have such a baseless and unwarranted fear?

Companies like Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL) who were recently present at India Water Week know not only of the importance of water privatization and its benefits, but also its potential of making India great.

Let’s head on down to Nagpur where the city pumps 540 million litres of water every single day, but only 140 million litres is accounted for. This leaves the state at a loss of 400 million litres. Today, VIL’s role in supplying 24×7 water supply at Nagpur in eight areas, has benefited the lives of 2,04,262 citizens.

For those who fear, must understand private entities like VIL, would play a big part in the installations of tap water connections in all houses. They could create systems for metering them.

VIL provides global solutions that contribute to sustainable development in the water sector through innovation in the design, construction and operation of drinking water treatment plants, distribution system reforms, etc.

VIL Sees Growth With Water Privatization

Water privatisation is a quarrelsome issue, but it really shouldn’t, as its benefits are multiple. Companies like Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL) who won two major awards in the sector at the recent World Water Leadership Congress & Awards may play a huge role in the privatisation of water.

The company won the presitigious Water Reuse Project of the Year and Mr Arun Lakhani, VIL’s chairman and managing director won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Water.

WHO Content With Nagpur 24 x 7

After taking a closer look at Nagpur’s water project conducted by Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited’s (VIL), The World Health Organisation (WHO), has been quite content. The project aims to bring continuous water supply and better quality of water in the city

Working with French company, Veolia Water, VIL has set up a 50:50 joint venture SPV company called    ‘Orange City Water Ltd‘. Its objective is to provide 24 x 7 water supply to 100% population including hutment-dwellers in five years. The cost for this project is $ 95 million.

VIL India Recycled Water Is A Must

Waste Water Reuse -VIL IndiaThere has to be a necessity for pushing forward innovative solutions, especially when you take into account the ecological cost and direct investments required for any augmentation of surface water reservoirs. A thought clearly mirrored by Arun Lakhani, chairman and managing director, Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd.

Many states have to face water scarcity issues due to the uneven distribution of water resources. The urban and domestic consumption of water has the largest scale of inefficiencies. Plus when you consider Non Revenue Water (NRW) in urban towns is more than 50% and going as high as 70-75%, it is troubling.

The urban domestic water consumption also brings out sewage of 40,000 million liters per day (MLD), which is 80% of the total water consumed. The current wastewater treatment capacity can handle only 30 percent of the total generation, out of which only 55% is operational, translating to an investment gap of over USD 7 Billion for class I and class II cities by 2016-17.

It is the responsibility of the Urban Local body (ULB) – Municipality to treat it but with the budget constraints of ULB, it automatically goes down the priority list.

VIL India  provides global solutions that contribute to sustainable development in the water sector through innovation in the design, construction and operation of drinking water treatment plants, distribution system reforms, etc. The Company has executed or in execution projects worth approximately Rs 27,500 million across the three sectors primarily through PPP contracting and few through EPC route.

A Healthy Environment Leads To Better Business, VIL India

Healthy Environment-VIL-IndiaIt is not often said, but there are still companies in that first take a look at the environment, before commencing on any projects.  One such company is VIL India who has been leading the way, especially in areas or water, waste water and infrastructure.

With solutions based and focused on larger environmental issues and by addressing them, the ecology of river self-rejuvenation helps a company to become more effective in proposing solutions. Arun Lakhani, VIL’s chairman and director is a believer in such a policy.

This can easily be seen through VIL’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme with its central focus on people in a Public—Private Partnership (PPP). In fact, every PPP project at Vishvaraj Infra is conceived to benefit the people and the environment.

Any CSR intiative done with the ecology and people in mind will be a success. In his own words, Arun Lakhani says “Without the active involvement of ‘People’ from conceptualisation to the final execution no PPP project can hope for long-term success.”

Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd provides global solutions that contribute to sustainable development in the water sector through innovation in the design, construction and operation of drinking water treatment plants, distribution system reforms, etc.

Arun Lakhani Of Vishvaraj Infrastructure Is Awarded For His Role In Water Contribution

On February 17 & 18, the World Water Leadership Congress & Awards awarded Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited two major awards. The company won the prestigious Water Reuse Project of the Year and Mr Arun Lakhani, Vishvaraj Infrastructures chairman and managing director won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Water.

This award clearly highlights VIL’s contribution to water and waste water management. Over the years, water privatisation has become a very political issue. Yet, VIL has not been deterred. This includes ventures into water distribution on a public-private-partnership (PPP) basis.

WHO Happy With Vishvaraj Infrastructure’s Nagpur 24 X 7

Nagpur-24X7-Case-Study-On-WHOWorking on a project which is massive in scope and vision can be a painstaking task. But when it is for a good cause, then it all works out for the better. And Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited’s (VIL) s Nagpur 24 X 7 project where its main objective is to pass continuous water has been given two thumps for its water quality by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Nagpur, the largest industry city in Maharashtra, after Mumbai and Pune, is a city of nearly 2.5 million citizens. The city gets 540 million litres of water per day distributed through 2,100 km of pipeline with about 80% coverage. Through Orange City Water Ltd, a 50:50 joint venture SPV company, between Vishvaraj Environment Pvt. Ltd and Veolia Water of France, the city’s water supply system is being upgraded to 24/7 supply and water security is being improved.

The Water Quality Partnership for Health programme – a partnership between the Australian government and WHO – has been promoting Water Safety Plans (WSPs) in India. A water quality specialist from Australia visited Nagpur on behalf of WHO. The specialist was extremely pleased with its progress and saw encouraging signs.

VIL India provides global solutions that contribute to sustainable development in the water sector through innovation in the design, construction and operation of drinking water treatment plants, distribution system reforms, etc.