Noida: The Noida Authority on Thursday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NTPC Ltd for an ambitious 36-km pipeline project, meant to transport Noida's waste water to NTPC's Dadri plant for its use.
According to NTPC officials, the project is aimed to save clean water as well as ground water. The Union Power Ministry, on January 28, 2016, had issued a notification directing all NTPC plants to use treated waste water for all its purposes. Besides saving clean river water, it would also help conserve fast-depleting groundwater.
With this MoU, Noida will become the first city in north India to have a plant run by sewage water. Noida Authority will provide 80 million litres per day to NTPC. NTPC will fund the project. According to Uttar Pradesh Ground Water Department (GWD), the level of underground water in both Gautam Budhh Nagar and Ghaziabad has been falling at the rate of over one metre every year from 2013 to 2017.
Samakant Srivastava, senior project engineer of Noida Authority, said that the Noida Authority will get around Rs 30 crore per year to supply the waste water to NTPC.
"The 36-km pipeline will be laid down from the sewage treatment plant in Sector-54 to NTPC's Dadri plant within three years. To lay down the pipe, a survey of the route will be done by the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam in three months, and Noida Authority will start work thereafter," Srivastava added.