Report Description

The India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market is anticipated to grow at a steady pace in the forecast period, 2024-2028 and growing at a robust CAGR in the forecast period. The need for advanced municipal water & sewage treatment plants in the residential sector and the growing urban population are projected to drive considerable growth in the India wastewater treatment plants market. Through 2025, it is anticipated that the adoption of stringent government restrictions, such as the zero liquid discharge law, would increase demand for wastewater treatment facilities. Nevertheless, changing membrane prices—the primary raw material for wastewater treatment plants—caused by imports may impede the market's expansion in India.

According to a recent study from the Central Pollution Control Board in March 2021, in India, the capacity for treating water is now 27.3%, while the capacity for treating sewage is 18.6% (with an additional 5.2% capacity being built). India's waste and sewage treatment capacity is more than the 20% global average.

Furthermore, according to government statistics, 62.5% of the wastewater in metropolitan India was not or was only partially treated. The nation's problems with water pollution, conservation, recycling, reuse, and recharge are made worse by the inadequate infrastructure for wastewater treatment and poor operational maintenance.

As the nation sees a surge in private investments and the government adopts new business models to entice remote market participants in the sector and accelerate its expansion, the Indian wastewater treatment plants market facilities are anticipated to see a boom in the upcoming years. Also, implementing efficient water management measures can help India achieve an additional 0.5% economic growth, according to the World Bank. It is anticipated that this would cause the country's GDP to expand by 8% annually.

Reuse of sewage treatment water helps to boost the market across the country

Reusing treated sewage is a problem that hasn't received much attention in the policy-making of many state governments. According to the study of the Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization, treated sewage water may be repurposed for horticulture, irrigation, washing tasks (road, cars, and trains), fire-fighting, industrial cooling, toilet flushing, and gardening. The highest percentage of treated sewage is reused in Haryana (80%), followed by Puducherry (55%), Delhi (50%) Chandigarh (35%), Tamil Nadu (25%), Madhya Pradesh (20%), Andhra Pradesh (3%). The Delhi government has set a goal to raise its reuse from 12.5% to 60%. Reusing treated sewage can help cut down on the amount of water that is needed from surface and groundwater resources as well as aquatic sources including rivers, ponds, and lakes. According to the CPCB research, reducing raw water usage help in protecting natural water resources.