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Nagpur 24×7 Water Supply – Vishvaraj Infrastructure (VIL)

Nagpur 24 7 Water Supply - Vishvaraj Infrastructure

Water supply to be explained in simplified terms is the provision of water by public utilities, commercial organizations, community endeavors or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes. Irrigation is covered separately. Mr. Arun Lakhani had a vision for Vishvaraj Infrastructure (VIL) as he considered Water Supply is a project that needs to be worked on and developed for a billion+ people in India.

At Vishvaraj Infra we see ourselves as social entrepreneurs since Water, Waste Water and Transport; the sectors in which we have built our reputation are closely interwoven with the lives of people. As business, apart from value creation for share holders they also impact happiness quotient of the people, thus offering enormous satisfaction to us for our life transforming work. The rapidly urbanizing Indian population is expected to reach a figure close to 600 million urban people by 2031. This massive transition is creating serious challenges for urban planners and ULBs especially that of ensuring quality water supply to these citizens. Indian cities have for long lived with intermittent water supply systems riddled with a variety of problems ranging from high levels of NRW to contamination issues.

The areas to be in focus in 24×7 water supply are as follows: Non-Revenue Water ranging from 50 to 75%, Water supply coverage Only about 64%, Intermittent Supply & Poor billing mechanism. As a solution to this situation several reforms have been initiated by the government which include introduction of performance linked PPP contracts, up gradation of existing ageing assets, 100% metering and efficient operation and maintenance of the supply system. 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.

Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited Water supply success stories: Nagpur 24 X 7 – Nagpur is the 3rd largest city & winter capital of Maharashtra state, Nagpur is India’s loath largest city with a population of over 2.5 million people. It became the first city of its size in the country to outsource its water supply to a private operator under the PPP model for 25 years. Nagpur 24 x 7 Water Supply

First Full City Continuous water supply Project in India

The Project gives emphasis on Operator’s Performance; the Operator remuneration is linked with the technical and commercial efficiency of his services.

  • Delinking of consumer tariff and Operator’s fees
  • Employees and Unions – Job security of government employees maintained
  • Included ‘economically challenged segment of society’ in Service Level Agreement (SLA) for connecting households
  • Sovereign rights with N MC —Tariff, sole rights for new house service connection & disconnection and ownership of assets

Other projects in the pipeline for Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd are Magadi 24×7 in Ramanagara district in the state of Karnataka. Bidar & Basavakalyan 24×7. The two towns of Bidar and Basavakalyan are located in the Bidar district of Karnataka.

Pressurized water supply throughout India is essential for daily survival. It’s a basic necessity for every living being. VIL aims to overcome this problem and make India a country with 24×7 Water Supply.

VIL Arun Lakhani Wins Big At World Water Leadership Congress & Awards

Arun Lakhani-VIL India

At the recent World Water Leadership Congress & Awards, Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL), won two major awards in the sector. 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.

For a man like Mr Arun Lakhani this means a lot. Especially, one who has over the years kept a low profile, in order to concentrate make a huge impact to society at large.

Hailing from the small village of Malkapur from Buldhana district, he did his schooling from a Marathi medium school. In the years to come he would complete a degree in B.Sc from Amravati and an M.Tech in petrochemicals. In a career, that spans four decades, Mr Arun Lakhani, while working at various institutions has always sought for positive social change.

Realising India’s finite water resources are depleting while the multi-sectoral demands is driving the increased demand for water, VIL has been making inroads to make 24×7 water a reality. As the per capita consumption of water rapidly increases, sewage leaves companies with a possible cost and an opportunity.

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. 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.

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.

Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd Supports Badminton Players

We are a nation of over a billion people. Yet, when it comes to sports, the most we can talk about is cricket. It is pertinent there is a private player hand to promote various sports, like the Indian Football League. Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd (VIL) has understood the importance of having a strong contingent of sportsmen in this country and diversity of having various sportsman playing different sports.

In a move to create more avenues for sportsman to grow and make their life a tad bit easier, VIL has decided to sponsor the talented city duo of Arundhati Pantawane and Rasika Raje, badminton players, on a long-term basis. The company is committed to bear the expenses of travelling, lodging and boarding arrangements of both Arundhati and Rasika whenever they play national and international tournaments.

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.

Think Environment, Think business, Vishvaraj Infrastructure

Often when we begin the groundwork for a project, we enquire about equipment and materials for the said project. Rarely, do we consider the impact the said project would have on the environment.

Anytime a project is being considered, a hundred questions must be raised – could the project could harm the environment or maybe if you know you are doing the right thing, you could ask – how can the project improve the environment.

Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd (VIL) has been leading the way in making a sustainable environment, especially in areas or water. VIL is a company that looks into waste water and infrastructure.  Simply put, companies need to address and find solutions based and focused on larger environmental issues.

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.

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.