Tirupur Water Supply and Sewerage Project PDF 


First water supply project in the Public Private Partnership framework

New Tirupur Area Development Corporation Limited (NTADCL) has been established as a special purpose vehicle for development and implementation of the Tirupur Water Supply and Sewerage Project. NTADCL is promoted by TWIC along with Tirupur Exporters Association, to implement the first water sector related project under the public-private partnership framework in the country. It is the first water supply project in India to be financed commercially on a limited recourse basis. A Concession Agreement has been Signed in 2000 between Govt of Tamilnadu, NTADCL and Tirupur Municipality(TM )

Under the project, facilities have been constructed to extract, treat and supply 185 million litres of water per day (MLD) from the river Cauvery. Water is being supplied to the dyeing and bleaching industries and domestic consumers in and around Tirupur. Domestic consumers of Tirupur Municipality(TM), fifteen villages panchayats and three town panchayats with a total population of 8,00,000 are also supplied with water. These provide umbrella coverage for the entire water supply requirements of Tirupur Planning area spread over 225 SqKm. In addition, water supply is being provided to enroute habitations in five wayside unions. The water supply project has been completed to time, cost and standards. NTADCL has already commenced supply of water to all consumers, both industrial and domestic continuously since 2005.

The project also includes construction of a sewerage system for Tirupur Municipality and onsite sanitation facilities for slums within TM . The sewerage system has been completed.

Salient Features

Water Quantity to be supplied 185 Million Liters per Day
Concession Period 30 years
Cost of the Project Rs. 10230 Million
Debt Rs. 6138 Million
Equity Rs. 3227 Million
Sub-Debt Rs. 865 Million

Unique Aspects / Details of the Project

  • First Water & Sanitation Project in the country to be implemented on a Public-Private Partnership format.
  • First water project in India to be funded on a Project Finance, non-recourse basis.
  • Largest private investment in the Urban Infrastructure sector.
  • Leverages State support by 19 times {Rs.550 million of state financing helps raise over Rs.10000 million for the project}.
  • Provides a viable model for implementing other projects in the sector.
  • Tamil Nadu is the first State in the country to set up a Public-Private Partnership based institution in the sector, namely Tamil Nadu Water Investment Company.

Beneficiaries of the Project

1. Rural households
  • No. of villages/habitations 629
  • Population 324669
  • Quantity (2006) 18.66 mld and (2031) 26.07 mld
2. Urban households
  • No. of towns 3
  • Population 422432
  • Quantity (2006) 19.83 mld and (2031) 31.15 mld
3. New sanitation network covering over 60 per cent Population of Tirupur
4. Low cost sanitation facilities for slum areas
5. Providing quality water to the processing industries of Tirupur

Impact of the Project

  • Position Tamil Nadu as the premier location for textile (knitwear export) industry.
  • Help industrial growth
  • Improve health & hygiene conditions for households.
  • Free-up waiting time, particularly for women for water collection from tankers.
  • Dignity of life, particularly for women through private in-house sanitation.
  • Create enhanced opportunities for employment and poverty reduction.
  • Protect groundwater exploitation.
  • Free-up ground water for agricultural growth, productivity and development.

Agencies/Institutions involved in implementation of the project

Sponsors of the Project Government of Tamil Nadu and IL&FS
Promoter of the Project Tamil Nadu Water Investment Company Ltd.
Design Contractors Bechtel ,United Kingdom
EPC Contractors Hindusthan Construction Company & Larsen &Toubro
Operations & Maintenance United Utilities (UK) & Mahindra
Project Management Wilbur Smith Associates (USA)
Owners Representative GKW (Germany) & Consulting Engineer Services
Independent Engineer Frischmann Prabhu India P Ltd (UK)
Independent Auditor S B Billimoria & Co.
Lead Financial Institution Industrial Development Bank of India
Lead Banker State Bank of India
Overseas Funding USAID

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