Decentralized Wastewater Management at Adarsh College with Biogas Digesters

Adarsh Vidya Mandir School is located in Badlapur town, in Maharashtra’s Thane district, about 68 kilometers (km) from Mumbai, about 34 kms from Thane and 10 kms from Ulhasnagar.

The school has a population of around 2,600 students. The college building is located at the southern fringe of the school premises and is used as the Senior College in the morning and Junior College in the afternoon. There are approximately 1,400 students attending the Senior College per day; while the Junior College has approximately 1,200 attending daily.

The primary objective of the project is to meet the sanitation needs of the students as well as the people attending special programs (e.g., wedding ceremonies at the school premises). The project, more importantly, is developed to protect the environment and raise awareness amongst the students on the importance of water and sanitation in promoting health and hygiene.