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Vanitec Limited was incorporated in the year 1986 with the aim of providing wastewater treatment utilities for the benefit of its member-tanneries. The Company services the wastewater treatment needs of its 134 member-tanneries through a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) located in Valayampet, Vaniyambadi.
The Company was a pioneer in setting-up the first CETP for clusters of tanneries in India and commissioned the plant in May 1991 that continues to be in operation till date.
The Company is governed by a Board of Directors comprising of the following gentlemen :
01. Mr A R Ishtiyaq Ahmed - Chairman
The Board oversees the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the Common Effluent Treatment Plants through a Plant Manager who has an able team of qualified engineers and chemists supervising a dedicated group of electrical, instrumentation, process and mechanical engineers alongwith general workmen operating on a 24-7-365 schedule. Administrative and accounting staff are available to take care of documentation and billings and the total personnel strength is 100.
PROCESS - FROM 1991 TO 2013
Wastewater treatment was based on a 2-stage process comprising of a Primary & Secondary treatment system. In the Primary Treatment, coarse debris and suspended solids were removed from the wastewater and the remaining dissolved organics were degraded in a biological treatment phase that used a consortia of a bacteria that brought about the wastewater to a condition that was suitable for river discharge
PROCESS - FROM 2013 ONWARDS
With the implementation of the Zero Liquid Discharge System, the Common Effluent Treatment Plant has stopped the discharge of its effluent into the River Palar. The wastewater is treated through a 4-Stage process whereby the water is completely recovered and reused by its member-tanneries and crystalline salt is recovered and stored for safe disposal. The 4-Stage process comprises of the following components -
- Primary Stage
As stated earlier, the Company was a pioneer in setting-up the first
CETP for clusters of tanneries in India. Keeping this in mind, the
Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi invested Rs.10 lakhs in the
equity of the Company. As it was a demonstration plant for tanneries in
India, the Ministry of Industry, Government of India supported the
effort with a special subsidy of Rs.15 lakhs. Matching grants were given
by the Government of Tamil Nadu, which allocated a sum of Rs.25 lakhs as
it was to be a concept-demonstrator. Apart from such participation, the
Company received subsidies from the Central and State Governments to the
extent of Rs.141.25 lakhs. The remaining funds were contributed by the
member-tanneries that stood at Rs.145.75 lakhs. When the plant was
commissioned in 1991, the capital investment stood at Rs.337 lakhs.
SUMMARY OF FINANCIALS FROM 1986 TO 2016