India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market Bwc20134

India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market, By Type (Municipal, Industrial), By Plant Capacity (Less than 50 MLD, 51-100 MLD, 101-200 MLD, 201-500 MLD and Above 501 MLD), By Process (Moving Bed Biological Reactor (MBBR), Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR)), By End-User (Refineries, Pharmaceuticals, Power, Steel, Chemicals, Paper & Pulp, Sugar, Textile, Others), By Region (South, North, West, East), Trend Analysis, Market Competition Scenario and Outlook, 2020-2026

  • Published Date: August 2020
  • Report ID: BWC20134
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 167

Report Overview

India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market Outlook & Trends 


India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market size was estimated to be USD 1.97billion in 2019 and is anticipated to reach USD 4.66 billion in 2026 at Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.1% during the projection period 2020-2026. The increasing demand has been noticed for water and sewage treatment from municipal and industrial sectors in India over recent years. Besides, strict government regulations regarding effluence discharge in water bodies trigger more demand for sewage treatment from different industries. Under the Zero Liquid Discharge Regulation, the plants are directed to stop the discharge of wastewater in rivers, lakes, ponds, or sea by 2025. Increasing water pollution deteriorated the quality of water, and a shortage of water are the other factors driving the wastewater treatment services in all regions. As per Central Pollution Control Board, 231 sewage treatment plants are catering to the treatment of 21% sewage generation in India while the rest 79% remain untreated.


India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market Overview


Wastewater treatment refers to the process of removing contaminants from sewage or wastewater to make them recyclable, reusable, and acceptable to the environment. Various processes such as Phase separation, Sedimentation, Oxidation, Biochemical Oxidation, Chemical Oxidation, and others are followed for treating wastewaters. Different Wastewater Treatment plants have been established to treat wastewater from multiple industries and sectors. They include Sewage, Tertiary, Industrial Wastewater, Agriculture Wastewater, and Leachate Treatment plants. 


A municipal sewage treatment process passes through primary, secondary, and final stages of treatment. Primary treatment removes solid material while secondary treatment digests dissolved and suspended organic material and nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous, and the third stage involves disinfection for killing pathogenic bacteria. 


Industrial Wastewater disposal is a complicated and costly matter. The refineries usually have onsite wastewater treatment facilities to comply with environmental regulations. At the same time, other industries use municipal wastewater treatment plants for treating industrial effluence in the absence of industrial wastewater treatment plants or discharge it untreated in water bodies. But still, there is a massive gap between the need and availability of wastewater treatment facilities, offering tremendous opportunities to new and existing market players. As per the study, more than 60% of wastewater from industries, households and other sources continues to be discharged in water bodies without any treatment, and only 30% of the wastewater generated in India’s metro cities gets treated.


Growth drivers 

Strict Regulations Related to Industrial effluence


Various state and central governments in India are seeking increasing compliance with environmental norms from different industries. They also emphasize on water conservation and wastewater treatment for the ecological balance due to shrinking freshwater sources. The implementation of environmental policy and the shortage of water in many regions of India is anticipated to increase the demand for wastewater treatment services.  


Growing Industrialization and Urbanization


India is witnessing immense growth in various industries such as pharmaceutical, Food & Beverages, Oil & Natural Gas, Textiles, and others, and urbanization is also growing. All these developments, along with Zero Liquid Discharge System implementation, trigger demand for wastewater treatment services. 




The fluctuating price of membranes


Membranes are an essential material in wastewater treatment plants, and their price keeps fluctuating depending upon their availability. It brings variation in cost questioning feasibility of the treatment services.


Impact of COVID-19 in industry


All of the Industrial sector except Pharmaceutical and IT have experienced the adverse impact of COVID-19 with shrinking sales and production. The demand for wastewater treatment has registered downfall due to the limited or shutdown of manufacturing plants across the country. All stakeholders in the value chain are affected for short or medium-term with problems ranging from the shortage of supplies, uncertainties of distribution and delivery, liquidity crunch and shrinkage in industry demand. However, demand from Pharmaceutical plants for wastewater treatment has increased due to expansion in activities.


Market Segmentation


India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market is segmented based on the type of the plant, Process, Capacity of the plant, End-user, and Region.


India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market: By Type


Based on Treatment Plant Type, India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market is divided into Industrial wastewater treatment plants and Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants. India lacks municipal wastewater treatment plants to meet the needs of industrialization and urbanization. However, the industries increasingly develop onsite wastewater treatment plants to comply with environmental regulations. The industrial segment is expected to witness substantial CAGR due to rising awareness for the environment and government & private initiatives during the forecast period 2020-2026.


India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market: Process


Based on the treatment process, the India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market is divided into Moving Bed Biological Reactor (MBBR) and Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR). MBBR segment dominated the Indian market in 2019 and is expected to continue the trend over the projected period due to its benefits such as low maintenance, high efficiency, and less space occupancy. 


India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market: By Region


Based on Region, India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market is segmented into South, North, East, and West Regions. The southern states dominated the Indian market during the year 2019, followed by West, North, and East regions. The growing number of manufacturing facilities, deficiency in groundwater, and compliance with environmental norms are expected to augment the market for wastewater treatment in the southern and all regions. Industrialized states such as Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and others are expected to fuel the demand wastewater treatment services due to growth in the pharmaceutical, oil, and gas and food & beverage industries.


Competitive landscape


The leading players in India Wastewater Treatment Plants Market are SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, Thermax Ltd., Doshion Veolia Water Solutions Pvt Ltd., VA Tech Wabag Ltd., Ion Exchange India Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Limited, Ecolab (Nalco Water), Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd., Paramount Limited, Toshiba Water Solutions Private Limited, IVRCL Infrastructures & Projects Ltd. (IVRCL), and others.x`


Recent Development 


July 16, 2020: SUEZ acquires LANXESS Reverse Osmosis Membrane Portfolio, which will become part of the company’s water technologies and Solutions. It will enhance the capability of the business to help customers address water treatment challenges.


June 24, 2020: WABAG signs a contract worth USD 38 million with Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd for improvement of water supply system in Bhagal Municipal Corporation, Bihar, India.v 


Scope of the Report


By Type

Ø  Municipal

Ø  Industrial

By Plant Capacity

Ø  Less than 50 MLD

Ø  51-100 MLD

Ø  101-200 MLD

Ø  201-500 MLD

Ø  Above 501 MLD

By Process

Ø  Moving Bed Biological Reactor (MBBR)

Ø  Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR)

By End-User

Ø  Refineries

Ø  Pharmaceuticals

Ø  Power

Ø  Steel

Ø  Chemicals

Ø  Paper & Pulp

Ø  Sugar

Ø  Textile

Ø  Others

By Region

Ø  South

Ø  North

Ø  West

Ø  East


The objective of the Study:


Ø  To analyze and estimate the India Wastewater Treatment Plant Market size, in terms of value.

Ø  To outline, categorize and project the India Wastewater Treatment Plant based on Type, Plant Capacity, Process, End-User and Region.

Ø  To examine competitive developments in treatment processes, plant capacity, and end-user industry within the India Wastewater Treatment Plant Market.

Ø  To highlight market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges and their impact.

Ø  To provide a detailed competitive landscape, including major players, their strategic profiles, and market shares.


Business Questions Answered by the Report


Ø  How will the market drivers, restraints, and opportunities affect the market dynamics?

Ø  What will be the market size in terms of value and volume and market statistics with a detailed classification?

Ø  Which segment dominates the market or region, and which one will be the fastest-growing, and why?

Ø  Who are the key players in the market, and what is their share?

Ø  What is the strategy adopted by key players, and how does it affect the existing and new players?


Customization Scope for the Client


Client satisfaction is our first and last priority, and that is why BlueWeave Consulting offers customization as per client’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Ø  Additional Company Information

Ø  Detail Analysis of five additional companies

Ø  Additional country analysis

Ø  Detailed segment analysis




Years Considered

Historical data – 2016-2018

Base Year – 2019

Forecast – 2020– 2026

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Billion

Market Coverage


Product/Service Segmentation

By Type, By Plant Capacity, By Process, By End-User and By Region

Key Players

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, Thermax Ltd., Doshion Veolia Water Solutions Pvt Ltd., VA Tech Wabag Ltd., Ion Exchange India Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Limited, Ecolab (Nalco Water), Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd., Paramount Limited, Toshiba Water Solutions Private Limited, IVRCL Infrastructures & Projects Ltd. (IVRCL), and others.