India Wastewater Treatment Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Treatment Type (Physical Water Treatment, Biological Water Treatment, Chemical Treatment, Sludge Treatment), End-User (Municipal, Industrial), And By State - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Mar 2022 Report Code: KSI061611517 Pages: 95

India wastewater treatment market was valued at US$3.981 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.92% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$9.320 billion by 2027.

Demand for water and wastewater treatment technology in India is anticipated to be driven by rapidly depleting freshwater sources and increasing wastewater complexity. However, the high cost of water treatment plants, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, are likely to stifle market expansion. Water treatment technology advancements are expected to create opportunities in the industry. The end-user industry includes Municipal, Food and Beverage, Pulp and Paper, Oil and Gas, etc.

Wastewater treatment is essential and utilized in many cities around India. Treatment technologies are used for a variety of purposes, including preliminary treatment, main and secondary treatment, tertiary treatment, biological nutrient removal (BNR), resource recovery, and energy generation.

Wastewater technology is widely utilized by municipal authorities in various cities across India for municipal wastewater treatment. According to NITI Aayog, the market for wastewater treatment plants in India was worth USD 2.4 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to rise to USD 4.3 billion by 2025 due to rising demand for municipal and sewage water treatment facilities across the country. The continual growth in the urban population in major Indian cities has created a demand for wastewater treatment facilities in the country to balance population with fresh water supply. According to a survey conducted by United Nations, 40.76 % of the Indian population would be living in cities by 2030, which will contribute to the market growth.

Furthermore, India is the world's third-largest coal producer. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), in FY20, the coal production in India was 729.10 million metric tonnes (MT), and it is anticipated to rise to 304.88 MT in FY21. Coal accounts for around 70% of the power generated in India. Coal production consumes a large amount of water, therefore significant wastewater treatment is required. Clarifiers and filter disposable equipment are largely utilized by the mining sector to treat suspended particles. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted mining production rates and expansions in 2020, thus affecting the adoption of advanced solid treatment equipment.

Impact of COVID-19 on the India wastewater treatment market

The COVID-19 outbreak has had an unfavorable impact on the Indian economy. The pandemic had a detrimental impact on the operations of numerous end-user sectors in the market examined, resulting in a decrease in the outflow of industrial wastewater. The outbreak caused a significant reduction in oil consumption. Due to the reduction in demand, the future of the oil market has become negative. This resulted in lower investments and a significant reduction in drilling efforts. As a result, the industry's need for water treatment technology has decreased. Shortage of labor and facility closures lowered food production levels in the food and beverage industry in 2020. The food and beverage sector contributes 3% of India's GDP and is the single largest employer in the country, employing over 7.3 million people. Food products other than staple foods and ready-to-eat foods had large declines due to low food consumption at restaurants and hotels. These developments hampered the expansion of the food sector. Furthermore, in the pulp and paper sector, decreased packaging material imports by existing clients resulted in an excess local supply of pulp and paper materials in the manufacturing countries. The industry expansion is being hampered by the oversupply problem.

Key Developments:

  • The New Delhi Municipal Council began the process of building a tertiary treatment plant to operate the fountain placed at a roundabout near the AIIMS flyover in September 2021. This plant will improve the quality of treated wastewater, allowing it to be reused in fountains.
  • Indian researchers discovered an "advanced" wastewater treatment method in September 2021 that can effectively reuse dye wastewater from the textile industries, remove its toxicity, and make it safe for residential and industrial use.

India Wastewater Treatment Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$3.981 billion
 Market size value in 2027  US$9.320 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 12.92% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Treatment Type, End-User, And State
 Regions covered  Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Others
 Companies covered  Suez, Veolia, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, Xylem,   Thermax Ltd., DuPont
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Treatment type
    • Physical Water Treatment
    • Biological Water Treatment
    • Chemical Treatment
    • Sludge Treatment
  • By End-User
    • Municipal
    • Industrial
  • By State
    • Delhi
    • Maharashtra
    • Tamil Nadu
    • Gujarat
    • Karnataka
    • Others
1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Covid-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. India Wastewater Treatment Market Analysis, By Treatment type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Physical Water Treatment
5.3. Biological Water Treatment
5.4. Chemical Treatment
5.5. Sludge Treatment

6. India Wastewater Treatment Market Analysis, By End User 
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Municipal
6.3. Industrial

7. India Wastewater Treatment Market Analysis, By State
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Delhi
7.3. Maharashtra
7.4. Tamil Nadu
7.5. Gujarat
7.6. Karnataka
7.7. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles
9.1. Suez
9.2. Veolia
9.3. Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
9.4. Xylem
9.5. Thermax Ltd.
9.6. DuPont

*List is not exhaustive



Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation


Thermax Ltd.



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