Odisha Water Supply & Sewerage Board
Odisha Water Supply & Sewerage Board (OWSSB) was established in the year 1991 as per the Odisha Water Supply & Sewerage Board Act-1991 for rapid development and proper regulation of water supply and sewerage services in the state of Odisha. State Govt. made the Regulations for the administration for its affairs which is called the O. W. S & S. B. Regulations, 1992. It executes major/mega water supply and sewerage projects and after completion, hands over the projects to the Odisha Public Health Engineering Organization (OPHEO) for operation and maintenance.
It has successfully completed Pollution Abatement schemes in the river Baitarani at Chandabali, river Brahmani at Dharmasala and in the river Mahanadi and Kathajori at Cuttack. Other NRCD projects executed by OWSSB in the river Brahmani at Talcher and sewerage project at Puri are under progress.
The progress of the Puri project is monitored by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. 183.73 km of sewer line has been laid and 7167 nos. of manholes have been constructed under this project till the end of January, 2011. OWSSB is executing the project "Integrated Sewerage System for Bhubaneswar City" which is estimated for an amount of Rs. 754.23 crores. The sources of funding are (a) Rs. 140.00 crores- 12th FCA, (b) Rs. 399.13 crores- ACA under JNNURM, (c) Rs. 99.79 crores JICA Loan (d) 49.89 crores- ACA under JNNURM & GOO and (e) Rs.65.42 crore- Land cost- GOO. Bhubaneswar city has been divided into six sewerage districts for smooth implementation of the project. Rs.140.00 crore has been sanctioned under 12th F.C. grants to execute the sewer laying component work of Sewerage Dist.-I & II.
The work has been awarded to M/s East Coast Construction & Industries Ltd., Chennai for executing the work. Sewer laying work is under progress and the same has been completed for a length of 33 km by the end of January, 2011. Expenditure of Rs.104.50 crores has been incurred and utilization certificate of Rs.94.50 crore has been furnished under 12th F.C. Grant out of received grant of Rs. 140.00 crore.
MoUD, GOI has approved proposal of Rs. 498.92 crores under JNNURM for this project, out of which Rs. 399.13 crores (80% of the project cost) has been sanctioned by the GOI as Additional Central Assistance (ACA) and balance 20% of the project cost i.e. Rs. 99.79 crore is to be borne by the State Govt. as loan from Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). Govt. in India has already released an amount of Rs.112.26 crores out of Rs.399.13 crore for the above purpose.
Another component of work i.e. laying of sewer in sewerage Dist.-III has been awarded to M/s East Coast Construction & Industries Ltd., Chennai for an amount of Rs.150.00 crore through tender. The work is under progress and sewer laying for a length of 56 km has been completed by the end of January, 2011. Expenditure of Rs.90.50 crores has been incurred out of received grant of Rs.112.26 crores under JNNURM. M/s Meinhardt Singapore Pvt. Ltd. & M/s Scott Wilson Pvt. Ltd. have been appointed as consultants for providing detail engineering & PMC services. The PMC work is under progress.
The work under Sewerage Dist-VI will be executed under JICA project i.e.Odisha Integrated Sanitation Improvement Project. An amount of Rs.945.13 crore has been sanctioned for Integrated Sewerage and Drainage System for Cuttack city and Sewerage Dist.-VI of Bhubaenswar city, out of which Rs. 756.36 crore is JICA loan and balance will be borne by the State Govt. Loan agreement has been signed between Govt. of India and Govt. of Japan. M/s Tokyo Engineering Consultants Ltd. (Consortium) has been appointed as consultant and PMC services have been commenced w.e.f. 01.12.2009.
Further, the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for sewerage system of Dhenkanal town at an estimated cost of Rs. 6406.47 lakhs has been submitted to NRCD, Govt. of India vide letter No. 21020 dt.20.09.2010 of Govt. in H & UD Deptt. Odisha, Bhubaneswar. Work of preparation of DPR for sewerage system of Rourkela & Sambalpur town has been awarded to M/s TTI Consulting Engineers India (P) Ltd., Bangalore on 16.07.2010 for completion of the same by 15.05.2011. Tenders relating to preparation of DPR for Sewerage System of Berhampur town have been received by OWSSB during February, 2011 and evaluation thereof is under progress.
Tender for preparation of DPR for sewerage system of Jeypore town has been invited by OWSSB during January, 2011. Commitment of the State Govt. to bear 30% of the project cost has been communicated to NRCD , MoEF, Govt. of India vide letter No.681 dt.11.01.2010 of H & UD Deptt., Odisha, Bhubaneswar and it has been requested to approve implementation of sewerage system in Angul town under NRCP as well as release funds for preparation of DPR.