Clearford India Update Q4 2022

By Sanjay Deshpande, Executive Director & Head of Operations, Clearford India

The end of the monsoon rains shifted the Clearford India team back into on-site work to complete projects underway. Alongside, Mr. Deshpande participated in a Government of Canada Wastewater Mission that went to New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and Mumbai, and was also a panelist at the Government of Canada Wastewater Mission and the Canada India Business Councils Annual India Forum.

Projects Underway

Alwa Village, Gujarat, Phase 3C—During this quarter, the installation of sewer pipe network began and the project is now nearing completion for handover to the local village authorities by March 2023.

The final phase of the Alwa Village project funded by the corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandate of L&T Energy – Hydrocarbon and is the single largest CSR rural development project awarded to Clearford India to date, bringing sustainable sanitation to the community of over 1200 people.

UltraTech Kharia Khangar Town, Rajasthan, Phase 1—The pipe network and the Mixers and Attenuators in the digesters were installed in Q4. Subsequently, an inspection tour was performed by the CEO of the Jodhpur District Council who commended the work and expressed interest in rolling out this type of project design in other villages located in his authority area.

UltraTech marks Clearford India’s second project with the large Indian corporation, Aditya Birla Group. Located in the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, maintaining the water supply at the large cement manufacturing unit was identified as a significant risk. As a result, Clearford India designed the project to meet the client’s long‑term corporate sustainability needs for water security.

Hathiyana Village, Assam—An existing client of Clearford India’s referred us to a project in the Northeastern state of Assam, a state that Clearford India has yet to provide services to. Working efficiently through the Canada Trade Services requirements, Clearford identified an NGO Partner, Diya Foundation, located a suitable project village, and signed a contract with the client in the presence of Ms. Annabelle Larouche, Senior Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi. The project target completion date is March 2023 and will service a community of approximately 300 people.

Pictured 1: Project Signing
Pictured 2: Diya Foundation Team

Further details about the projects completed and underway can be found in the blog post: Clearford India Update Q3 2022.

Future Projects

Design, engineering, and project management contracts are on the horizon as we move into the 2023 year. The Aditya Birla Group HINDALCO awarded Clearford with the Phase 1 design engineering of the sewer network located in part of the township of Muri, Jharkhand. Additionally, there are two other design, engineering, and project management contract leads for industrial units in the State of Gujarat.

Through Clearford India’s partnership with the Europe-based international NGO, People in Need, a new project has been identified at a community near Kathmandu, Nepal, and is currently in the process of obtaining contractor quotes.

Clearford India in the News

The month of November 2022 was exceedingly busy with Mr. Deshpande being a panelist at the two events previously mentioned: the Government of Canada Wastewater Mission and the Canada India Business Councils Annual India Forum. Mr. Deshpande utilized his panelist sessions to speak about Clearford’s corporate journey in India and the opportunities available today. Strong interest was generated along with a promising list of project leads to begin working on with new clients.

Pictured 3: Mr. Deshpande at the Canada India Business Councils Annual India Forum

Mr. Deshpande was also invited by Ms. Sara Wilshaw, the Chief Trade Commissioner of the Government of Canada, to attend a breakfast meeting in Mumbai, India to discuss effective ways that Canadian companies can access the Indian market. This meeting was also attended by Mr. Cameron MacKay, the High Commissioner, and Ms. Diedrah Kelly, the Mumbai Counsel General.

Pictured 4: Meeting with the Chief Trade Commissioner of the Government Of Canada

About Clearford Water Systems Inc.
Clearford Water Systems Inc. is a provider of unified water management solutions for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure systems. The Company’s technology-based water solutions include Clearford One® wastewater infrastructure systems, Clearford M-brane™ packaged treatment solutions, and a full range of UV Pure® water disinfection products. Clearford is the winner of the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Enabling Technology Leadership Award for Global Decentralized Water & Wastewater Treatment. For more information on Clearford Water Systems, please visit

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