Indian Plumbing Association to submit Memorandum on Net Zero Water in Built Spaces to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Ministry of Jal Shakti at PLUMBEX INDIA 2023


Ms. Archana Varma, IAS, Additional Secretary and Mission Director – National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti will be present at the inauguration.

New Delhi (India), April 26: Ms. D. Thara, Additional Secretary of MoHUA and Mission Director of AMRUT 2.0 will interact with sanitary industry leaders and professionals on Day 2, Plumbing and Sanitary Exhibition on 27th, 28th and April 29, 2023 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre. The event will showcase the latest advances in water, sanitation and sanitation products, including cutting-edge technology, innovative solutions and quality products that make water conservation easier. With over 10,000 expected business and professional visitors from the water, plumbing and sanitation industries, the event will provide a platform for industry professionals and homeowners to explore the latest trends and learn about the latest developments in the field. Plumbex India is supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the Ministry of Jal Shakti.

Covering an area of ​​over 1,000 square meters, Plumbex India exhibition will showcase a wide range of products including pipes and fittings, water heaters, pumps, valves and more. The event will also host a series of informative sessions, panel discussions and presentations from industry experts focusing on “Bharat Tap – An Initiative” and Net Zero Water in Built Environment, offering attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and best practices in this area. “Bharat Tap – An Initiative” was edited by Sh. Hardip Singh Puri, Honorable Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, during Plumbex India 2022 in New Delhi, an awareness raising initiative for the promotion of BIS certified water efficient plumbing fixtures to IS 17650 Part 1 and Part 2, the low flow sanitary ware includes and plumbing fixtures that reduce water discharge at source, resulting in water savings of at least 40%.

“The talks will relate to water efficient products, innovative sanitation technologies, the role of IoT and AI in water processes and emerging start-ups in this segment. More than 35 Indian Government approved and awarded startups will demonstrate and interact with their technologies and use of AI, which will bring new dimensions to the industry and users’ lives. These are selected startups from the 76 startups selected by MoHUA in the Innovation Water Challenge.

Gurmit Singh Arora, National President Indian Plumbing Association, told media representatives. “India has 17.7% of the world’s population and only 4% of the world’s freshwater resources. India is also the largest aquifer in the world and most of our aquifers are overexploited. While the government is doing its part to raise awareness and promote water conservation to meet the National Water Mission’s goal of increasing water-use efficiency by 20%, as a member of the task force to achieve that mission, the IPA is aggressively promoting education and Raising awareness among the masses to save and conserve water through social media, public consultations and the ‘IPA Neerathon’, a water awareness festival which is a 3km, 5km and 10km run to encourage conversation about water in 5 major cities , namely. Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. During Plumbex India 2023, the IPA will submit a memorandum to both the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs and the Department of Jal Shakti during Plumbex India 2023 on net zero water in built-up plumbing fixtures in all new build and refurbishment projects across the country , so that the goal of the National Water Mission can be achieved. The memorandum will also address issues such as water metering and rainwater harvesting, water use recovery and various ways the IPA can work with the government on water testing at various facilities.”

Bengaluru is on the verge of losing its water security. The city, which had more than 400 lakes, currently has fewer than 200. Bengaluru is expected to experience water shortages of about 1450 million liters per day. Water leaks currently account for more than 420 million liters per day.

“We can do our part by minimizing water use in homes and built environments through the use of water-efficient sanitary products, including low-flow sanitary ware and sanitary fixtures, that save 40% water at source without compromising user comfort. Through PlumbexIndia 2023 we want to address this area and spread knowledge about innovation, best practices and coral based practices. We believe Plumbex India 2023 is a must-attend event for anyone directly or indirectly related to the construction industry as it represents a great opportunity to meet construction and plumbing sector experts from across India under one roof,” said Chandra Shekar Gupta, National Vice President, IPA.

Ms. Archana Varma, IAS, Additional Secretary and Mission Director – National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti will be present at the inauguration.

The panel discussion on “Water use efficiency – the way to the future” & on the way to the grid. Mr. Anuj Kanwal (Commissioner and Director, Office of Water, Use Efficiency, Ministry of Jal, Shakti), Mr. Gurmit Singh, Arora, IPA, National President and National Chair, CII IGBC SRI, Dr. Pawan Labhateshwar (Principal Scientist and Leader, NEERI and Mr. BO Prasanna Kumar (Convener, IPA Center of Excellence and Panel Discussion Moderator will be Prof. Srinivas Chary (CEO, WASH Innovation, Hub and Centre, Director, Administrative Staff College of India. Ms Archana Varma will also participate in a panel discussion.

Ms. D. Thara, Additional Secretary of MoHUA and Mission Director, AMRUT 2.0, will interact with leaders and professionals in the plumbing industry on the second day of the exhibition. She will also lead a session on “Bharat Tap-An Initiative” – Implementation and Commissioning of Sanitary Ware and Sanitary Fixtures in accordance with IS 17650 Part 1 and Part 2. The implementation of “Bharat Tap-An Initiative” will result in the preservation of at least 40% water at the source.

Industry leaders from Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, Kohler India, Hindware, Grundfos, Prince Pipes, Astral Pipes, AshirvadPipes, Watertec, Wilo, Sloan, Schell, Jindal Lifestyle, Xylem, Nugreen, Zoloto, Viega, KSB, Jain Irrigation, Daiki Axis, Geberit attend meetings during Plumbex.