Swach Environment Pvt. Ltd.: Delivering Holistic Solutions for Smart City Infrastructures

CIO Vendor Cities act as the foundation of India’s economic growth. However, with the gradual increase in urbanization, cities are expected to house close to 40 percent of India’s population while joint report published by CBRE and CREDAI states that the urban population GDP contribution will most likely touch 75 percent by 2030. This mandates the development of Smart Cities which requires sufficient fresh water, better access to cleaner energy, minimal environmental impact, better utilization of resources, sense of safety and security, among others. Making a city smart means the involvement of all the stakeholders. Most Smart City Developers are now looking for reliable and sustainable infrastructure in tandem with an intelligent/smart solution implemented in a cost effective manner. The infrastructure and technology combined should meet the expectation of the citizen and positively affect the quality of life and standard of living.

Building a better and smarter ecosystem is Kolkata headquartered Swach Environment Pvt Ltd, a holistic environment Infrastructure and services company, which provides integrated solutions for water, waste water, effluent & sewage management on PPP, BOOT and turnkey basis with capabilities to Build, Operate & Maintain water utilities round-the-clock. “We believe in delivering holistic solutions for Infrastructures for Smart Cities and managing the entire lifecycle and value chain of the infrastructure asset viz. Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) for a long term concession period,” says Sourav Daspatnaik, an engineering and management professional with 32 years of cross-functional experience and MD at Swach Environment Pvt. Ltd.

Making A Difference
Striving to continue ensuring sustainability through its innovation, Swach has technology tie ups with some of the largest water and waste management solution providers including Veolia, Ion Exchange and Xylem among others. Catering to industrial, commercial, municipal and domestic consumers, the company has worked on several projects successfully. Sourav goes on to tell us about his role as a Director at Nangloi Water
Services that worked towards providing piped drinking water supply 24x7 and completed 1,70,000 House Service Connection. This project has witnessed reduction in water contamination complaints, increase in yield, ability to make online mobile payments and an average 15 percent reduction in NRW, where some areas experienced a reduction by more than 25 percent.

We believe in delivering holistic solutions for infrastructures for smart cities and managing the entire lifecycle and value chain of the infrastructure asset viz. Design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) for a long term concession period

Another notable project, out of many, that Swach takes pride in is in the introduction of RO/UF based water ATM at various locations near Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in Odisha. The team of experts at Swach designed a sustainable model of selling RO drinking water for Rs. 0.50/Litre to the poor people of the locality along with a Smart Card for water collection from the nearest ATM. “We are exploring various projects under National Mission for Clean Ganga. We are also exploring a number of MSW projects in the area of Bio-mining and Bio-methanation,” reveals Sourav.

Swach is also working with ULB/Development Authorities at Haldia, West Bengal to provide 24/7 piped water supply to Industries, Commercial Establishments as well as municipalities. Such integrated townships cater to all spectrums of users.

Determined to continue bringing about a positive change to the environment, Swach is looking into new avenues of Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP) and working with technical partners in association with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and have identified a few sites to deploy innovative technologies for FSTP.