Thursday, 16 March 2017

Clean Ganga: Sewage treatment projects worth Rs 1,902 cr approved

The executive committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 20 projects worth Rs 1,902 crore to develop sewage treatment infrastructure in various Ganga basin states, including Delhi. In its meeting held on March 2, the panel sanctioned construction of a sewage treatment plant (STP) of 564 million liters daily (MLD) capacity in Delhi's Okhla at an estimated cost of Rs 665 crore.

It gave nod to two other projects for laying new sewage pipelines in Pitampura and Kondli at an estimated cost of over Rs 100 crore, an official statement said. Of the total projects, 13 will be developed in Uttarakhand, where new STPs will be set up and the existing ones will be upgraded, at a cost of around Rs 415 crore. The panel also approved a project to control pollution on the Ganga river in Rishikesh at an estimated cost of Rs 158 crore, it said. The committee has also envisaged construction of a new 26 MLD capacity STP at Lakkar Ghat.

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