Development of 50 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant at Varanasi under Hybrid Annuity based PPP mode

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Government of India, has approved the Namami Gange program as an integrated approach for effective abatement of pollution in river Ganga. As part of this and to ensure that no untreated domestic sewage flow into the river Ganga, various interventions are planned such as Interception & Diversion works and development & operation of Sewage Treatment Plants(STPs). Considering various development models in practice for the construction, operation and maintenance of Sewage Treatment Plants, Government of India has approved the Hybrid Annuity based Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode as one of the options for the development & operation of STPs. Under this model, private investor/developer will design, build, finance, operate and transfer the asset (STP) to the Project Executing Agency/Jal Nigam/Jal Sansthan/Urban Local body at the end of the Concession Period (say 15 years). 40% of the Capital cost will be paid to the developer during construction of the STP. Balance 60% along with Operation & Maintenance (O&M) cost will be paid over the Concession Period on achievement of key performance indicators as per the contract. Entire cost of development and operation of the STPs will be 100% funded by the Government of India as central sector scheme. It is also envisaged to explore the possibility of recycle/ reuse of the treated waste water for non-potable purpose.