CAG exposes mountains of garbage

Ahmedabad: When it comes to sewerage connections in the state, the seven municipal corporations accounted for 62% of sewerage coverage against the promised 100%. In the case of nagarpalikas, just one nagarpalika, Navsari, boasted of a near 100% sewerage coverage and this has been the case since 1925. Another startling fact from the CAG report was that 96 of the 159 nagarpalikas had no sewerage connections, which meant that waste water from homes were directed into soakpits and open drains, leading to soil and water pollution. None of the nagarpalikas had functional sewerage treatment facilities. In Valsad, two sewage treatment plants (STPs) were non-operational, while only five of the eight municipal corporations had sewage treatment facilities, the CAG report notes….

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