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Udaipur's sewage gets Hindustan Zinc help

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Seeking to take the \"Swachh Bharat\" campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to another level, Hindustan Zinc has set up a waste treatment plant that handles 30 percent of the sewage generated in this lake city of Rajasthan.

Udaipur:Seeking to take the "Swachh Bharat" campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to another level, Hindustan Zinc has set up a waste treatment plant that handles 30 percent of the sewage generated in this lake city of Rajasthan.
A part of the Vedanta Group, engaged in zinc, lead and silver business, the company's plant treats 20 million litres of sewage each day, against the 70 million generated in this well-known tourist destination, famous for its lakes, palaces and forts.
"This sewage treatment plant has been built at a cost of Rs.170 crore and has been constructed and commissioned on design-build-own-operate-transfer mode in association with the government of Rajasthan," the company said.
This city has seen most of its sewage is ending up in the lakes, and contamination the water, polluting the eco-system and, thereby, affecting the overall landscape and beauty of these landmarks.
The only solution seen was large-scale treatment plants that could handle such large capacities of sewage. Such plants are also seen as a move towards clean environment and preserving the grandeur of these lakes, which attract millions of tourists every year.
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