Shri. Subhashji Desai, Minister – Industries, Government of Maharashtra and Mr. Irial Finan, Executive Vice President and President of the Bottling Investments Group, The Coca-Cola Company, dedicated the STP project in the presence of Mr. T. Krishnakumar, Regional Director- South Asia, Bottling Investment Group and CEO of HCCBPL, Shri. Anil Desai – MP Rajya Sabha, Mr. Yashodhar Phanase, Chairman Standing Committee & senior officials from MCGM and other dignitaries.
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) discharges huge amount of sewage water at four places into the sea, namely Malwani, Versova, Mahim Causeway (Bandra Reclamation) & Colaba. The STP project is based on ‘Rotating Media Biological Reactor (RMBR)’, which treats and reuses the waste water for purposes like horticulture, cleaning of public places and other non-drinking and non-domestic purposes for which otherwise fresh water is being used. This fully funded initiative by HCCBPL will help in conserving fresh water. Naik Environ has executed the project.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Irial Finan said, “This partnership involving HCCBPL and MCGM further reiterates our belief that for a subject as critical as water, the private sector, government agencies and civil society have to come together and work towards a common goal – that of water stewardship. To address future challenges, wider collaboration with stakeholders on common issues such as environment, water, employment and inclusive growth is expected from responsible business establishments. Partnerships like these – what we like to call the Golden Triangle – will help address tomorrow’s challenges. Today’s dedication is a clear indication that the Company remains committed to engaging with stakeholders across the country for our mutual growth and development”
Speaking on the occasion, Shri. Subhash Desai said that this initiative is a very good example of public-private partnership. He thanked MCGM and HCCBPL for joining hands for this project. Water is a very scarce common resource and hence it is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders to work together.
In the true spirit of partnership, HCCBPL has funded the installation of STP based on ‘Rotating Media Biological Reactor (RMBR)’, its operation as well as maintenance for the first three months. MCGM will be responsible for subsequent operation, maintenance and usage of the water.