Rebirth our Earth: Every Drop Counts

Lila Digital And Environmental Solutions Private Limited

6. Clean Water and Sanitation

Overview

Lila Digital and Environmental Solutions is a company that is based in Goa and was incorporated in July 2010. It is a Turnkey Sustainable Infrastructure Development company with expertise in the fields of environment, construction, and water engineering with capabilities in design, planning execution, and maintenance of projects. They have 10 years of experience and have undertaken more than 100 green projects. Their esteemed clients include Marmagao Port Trust, Goa Electricity Department, Lupin Limited, Nestle India Ltd, OYO hotels, NIO, etc.

Authors

Nirmal Deshprabhu

Nirmal Deshprabhu

Shailendra Singh

Shailendra Singh

Dylan Dsouza

Dylan Dsouza

Ankur Singh

Ankur Singh

Meenal Jain

Meenal Jain

Mahima Garg

Mahima Garg

School

Goa Institute of Management

Goa Institute of Management

Professor

Divya Singhal

Divya Singhal

Innovation

They have ventured into environmental solutions meeting UN SDG-6; their core focus is on three things,

RWH – Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a technique used to collect, store, and use rainwater for landscape irrigation and other uses. The rainwater is collected from various hard surfaces such as rooftops and/or other types of manmade above ground hard surfaces.

SWM – Solid waste management (SWM) is the systematic control of the generation of waste and its separation at source, collection, transport, storage, processing, recovery, and disposal of waste. The waste that is handled is wet or dry, and organic (compostable) like kitchen waste, or recyclable such as paper, plastics, and glass.

WWTP/STP/ETP – A wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is a series of physical structures where several physical, biological, or chemical processes are used to remove harmful substances from the water so that it can be safely discharged into the environment or that it can be reused for certain purposes. (2020, Lila Solutions. Retrieved from www.lilasolutions.in)

Their business innovation is in the field of Sewage Treatment Plants. They design, build, operate, and provide AMC services for these plants. The plants they design is a particular technology that has been designed by them, and they provide a site-specific solution. They have now set up many of these plants across Goa.

During the interview, Mr. Dsouza said, “Our journey has been one of a lot of learnings and continuous improvement. We have ventured into allied fields directly related to the environment, including Energy Auditing, Drip Irrigation Systems, Water Usage, and Conservation Audits, etc.”

They are also shortly planning to start a solar energy division.

Rebirth our Earth: Every Drop Counts

Sewage Secondary Treatment - Water Filtration

Inspiration

Mr. Dsouza spoke about how he is very passionate about the environment and water conservation. As a company, they were initially an IT Hardware distribution company. Along the way, a key director who had a passion for the environment observed the opportunities available in environmental engineering and how their company could positively contribute. It is at that time they opened a new division and ventured into this field. According to Mr. Dsouza, with population explosion on the rise, there will be increased pressure on water resources. Innovative methods need to be deployed to sustain human life, especially in a country like India. He feels that in the future, water resources are going to be extremely scarce, and deploying innovative solutions is the only feasible option. While currently Lila majorly focuses on the state of Goa, they are planning on expanding beyond Goa.

Overall impact

As the company deals in rainwater harvesting (RWH), solid waste management (SWM), and wastewater treatment plants, it helps achieve UN SDG 6 Clean Water & Sanitation. It has a positive impact on the environment, business, and society.

According to the founder Mr. Dsouza,” the major impact of our plants is on the environment. The plants we have installed cumulatively treat over 3 million liters of raw sewage per day. As we have installed this over the last 7-8 years, when you multiply this figure, it is several crores of raw sewage treated.”

Additionally, he added, “to a business or a housing society it helps them comply with the local laws and reduce their spend on Municipality water by reusing the disinfected treated water for gardening, outdoor floor/pavement washing, etc.”

Business benefit

Their vision is to be a trustworthy, professionally managed knowledge-based enterprise with a team of domain experts having versatile capabilities and provide reliable and long-term sustainable solutions at all levels. They strive to be a one-stop solution for all environmental needs. They have a trusted clientele in the government, industrial, hospitality, and other sectors. Due to entering this sector, Lila has seen a positive trend in terms of year-on-year revenue growth and market share.

Social and environmental benefit

The organization is meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation through activities of Sewage Treatment, Water Treatment plants, and Rainwater Harvesting. The organization is in two sectors, IT and Environment. The Environment sector deals with important areas like Solid/Wastewater treatment systems & management, Rainwater harvesting, Effluent Treatment, Recycling, etc. The core focus of the organization is on Environmental Services. They believe that they can make a difference to the State of Goa with the Passion and Zeal for Environmental Works. The major external influencer is the government and, in particular, the Pollution Control Boards that set the discharge parameters for water. The innovation is currently economically viable at the industrial or residential society level.

Interview

Gavin Dsouza, Director

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Lila Digital And Environmental Solutions Private Limited

Lila Digital And Environmental Solutions Private Limited

Panjim, Goa, IN

Business Website: http://www.lilasolutions.in/

Year Founded: 2010

Number of Employees: 11 to 50

Lila Digital and Environmental Solutions is a Goa-based company established in July 2010. It is a Turnkey Sustainable Infrastructure Development company that deals with rainwater harvesting (RWH), solid waste management (SWM), and wastewater treatment plants, thus achieving UN SDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation Goals and have a positive impact on the environment, business, and society.