Waste management

Participate in India Waste & Water Forum

India is currently going through a phase of modernization and revamp for treatment of waste of all kinds. Opportunities are emerging in the areas of treatment of sewage water, conservation and harvesting of rain water and recycling of industrial water. We invite you to participate in India Waste & Water Forum to exhibit Norwegian competence to key stakeholders in the Indian market.

Waste management

India is currently going through a phase of modernization and revamp for treatment of waste of all kinds. (Photo: Pixabay)

Till about few years back most cities and towns used obsolete technologies and solutions for managing municipal waste and industrial waste. With increasing awareness about the environment and sanitation needs, India is now seeing an enormous demand for modern waste handling techniques. The huge demand for waste handling comes mainly from Municipal bodies, heavy polluting industries and hospitals. While many European countries like Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden have been aggressively bidding for contracts in these sectors, Norway is still to catch up.

Facts and figures:

  • India is actively looking for solutions for managing Municipal Solid Waste, Industrial Solid / Liquid Waste, Agro Residues & Crop Waste, Sewage Waste, faecal Sludge & Hazardous Waste
  • Opportunities in the sector are available in the entire value chain of waste from segregation of waste, treatment and recycling of waste, energy conversion and land fills
  • About 160,000 tons of solid waste is generated per day in India. This figure could be twice as much by 2020.
  • Energy Recovery Potential from Municipal Solid waste is expected to be 5200 MW by 2017
  • The Municipal body in Mumbai is one of the richest in Asia and is on an aggressive hunt for waste management solutions
  • India has a population of over 1 bn people and waste generation is rising manifold each year
  • The focus of the Indian Prime Minster on SMART CITIES will boost the need for green techniques for waste management
  • Government of India has signed a pact with SINTEF for training of manpower to handle construction waste

Specific Business Opportunities exist along the entire waste management value chain. Opportunities can be found with collection and segregation of waste material, separation of wet organic wastes, production and sale of compost to bio fertilizer firms, screening of materials for recycling, energy recovery and land fill disposals, recycling of wastes, municipal solid waste to energy recovery, management of wastes at dumpsite, financing for the entire waste management value chain.

India Water Crisis

Rising population and urbanization have also put severe strain on India’s most precious natural resource ‘water’. Most water sources are contaminated by sewage and agricultural runoff. India has made progress in the supply of safe water for the people, but gross disparity in coverage exists across the country.  Currently, the state of Maharashtra faces a collapse in terms of water supply for the hinterland and the population and industry has been severely hit.

Opportunities exist in the areas of treatment of sewage water, conservation and harvesting of rain water, recycling of industrial water etc. Recently the ‘National Clean Ganga Mission’ aimed at cleaning the river Ganges has taken momentum in the country, opening opportunities for Norwegian technology in impurity measurement, sewage treatment, bio-remediation etc.

We invite you to participate in India Waste & Water Forum

The program covers a study trip to major municipal corporations in India, which tentatively include Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore etc. We are also planning interactions with relevant Government bodies in different regions. Alongside the roundtable meetings, Innovation Norway intends to participate in the globally acknowledged event, IFAT in Mumbai, to be held on 28th Sept – 30th Sept 2016.

A Norwegian pavilion is being planned under the umbrella of Team Norway; this is subject to interest shown by companies.

Our objective is to exhibit Norwegian competence in areas of waste and water management to key stakeholders in the Indian market.

More information

For further details and upcoming events in India on the sector, please contact:

Gargi Pareek
Email: gargi.pareek@innovationnorway.no
Phone: +91 9322770292

Azam Ali Khan
Email: azam.ali.khan@innovationnorway.no
Phone: +91 9711190133

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