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WABAG signs MoU with IIT Kanpur to Develop Sustainable Villages on the River Banks of Ganga

Mr.S.Varadarajan, Director of Wabag exchanges MoU with Dr.Vinod tare of IIT

Mr.S.Varadarajan, Director of Wabag exchanges MoU with Dr.Vinod tare of IIT

Mumbai, 3rd July 2017: VA Tech WABAG Limited, a leading pure play water technology Indian multinational player in water and waste water treatment and recycling signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT Kanpur to develop a few sustainable villages on the river banks of Ganga.

Thousands of villagers are expected to be benefitted under exchange of this MOU and these “Model Ganga Grams” would form part of Namami Gange and Swachh Bharat programs launched by the Government of India. This initiative is supported by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Rural Development & Ministry of Gram Panchayat, New Delhi.

According to Mr.S.Varadarajan, Director and Chief Growth Officer of WABAG, “We aim to abate direct discharge of untreated liquid wastewater from villages to Ganga and promote better sanitation practices in the villages. We are delighted and honored to join hands with IIT Kanpur to create better sustainable villages”    

Millions of people in India depend upon the Ganga for the livelihood and well-being. A lifeline for almost 45 percent of the population, the river suffers from overuse and pollution. The Namami Gange project was announced by the Government of India in the July 2014 budget. The Ganges tolerates domestic waste such as defecation, untreated industrial waste and pollution. Everyday 1.7 billion liters of such waste run into the river.


VA Tech WABAG is a pure play water technology Indian MNC in the field of water and waste water treatment with market presence in India, the Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and South East Asia. VA Tech WABAG’s key competences, based on over 90 years of plant building experience,  offer complete life cycle solutions including conceptualization, design, engineering, procurement, supply, installation, construction and O&M services. The company provides a range of EPC and O&M solutions for process and drinking water treatment, desalination, sewage treatment, Effluent treatment, Sludge management and water reuse for clients like municipal corporations and heavy industries in Oil & Gas, Power and Steel sectors.

The company is technology focused. The R&D centers of the company are located in India, Vienna & Switzerland. WABAG owns more than 100 patents which include both process and product patents. Since its inception in 1924, WABAG has completed over 6000 projects worldwide and executed over 900 projects since 1995. WABAG received the prestigious GWI Global Water Award, presented by Mr.Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of United Nations, in the Global Water Summit 2011. Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and Nobel Laureate, presented the Distinction award for the Water Company of the Year 2014 to WABAG’s MD & Group CEO, Mr. Rajiv Mittal on 7th April 2017 at the Global Water Summit. Further, Mr. Mittal was recently chosen as the 2nd Most Influential Water Leader Globally (WWi UK List 2017) and is the only Asian to feature in the Top 5.