The ability to harness and store large volumes of data to enable future services and add extensions to current services to improve can only be achieved with big data.
India is urbanising at, what a Union Minister has termed, a very 'dramatic' clip. It today has 50 cities with a population of over one million. As per the 2011 Census, the total number of cities and towns in the country had increased to 7,936 from 5,161 in 2001.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) receives approx 9,000 tonnes of municipal waste on a daily basis at three locations, namely Deonar, Mulund and Kanjur. Approximately 3,000 tonnes of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) are being processed using Bio-Reactor Technology at the Kanjur processing and landfill site.
Urban settlementsÂ´ access to a reliable water supply is improving, as is the quality of the water supplied. However, there is still a great deal more to do. The World Bank estimates that 21 per cent of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water.
Rishabh Sethi, Chief Operating Officer, SPML Infra Limited, shares his views on the huge scope of growth in the country for water recycling and purification of drinking water, and his companyÂ´s upcoming projects in this space.