National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved projects worth Rs 1,900 crore for the creation of sewage treatment infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi, Ministry of Water Resources informed in an official statement released on Monday (5 June).
The project also encompasses building up of eight sewage pumping stations among other works apart from construction of a 42 MLD (million litres per day) Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Naini, Allahabad.
The projects would also arrest flowing waste water of 18 drains into the rivers to ensure pollution free water for bathing at Sangam during Ardh Kumbh mela 2019.
Approval of these projects will make 100 percent sewage treatment facility available for Haridwar, Rishikesh, Vrindavan, Varanasi, Allahabad and National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT).
A comprehensive project of sewage treatment in Naini, Phaphamau and Jhunsi sewerage zones of Allahabad at an estimated cost of Rs 767.59 crore has been approved.
Three projects of sewage treatment infrastructure were approved for Pahari sewage zone in Patna city of Bihar including construction of a 60 MLD STP and laying of sewerage lines at an estimated cost of about Rs 744 crore. With these approvals, Patna will now have a sewage treatment capacity of 200 MLD.
In the National Capital Territory of Delhi, construction of as many as seven prioritised STPs of total capacity of 94 MLD in Najafgarh area have been approved at an estimated cost of Rs 344.81 crore.