National Mission for Clean Ganga Approves Sewage Treatment Infrastructure Projects To Curb Water Pollution
National Mission for Clean Ganga Approves Sewage Treatment Infrastructure Projects To Curb Water Pollution.
100% sewage treatment facility for Haridwar, Rishikesh, Vrindavan, Varanasi New Delhi: The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved projects worth R 1,917 crore for creating sewage treatment infrastructure in the river’s four basin states aiming to curb pollution of its water there.
The projects concerned, to be implemented under Centre’s ‘Namami Gange’ programme, were given a nod during the third meeting of the NMCG’s executive committee, the Union Water Resources Ministry said in a statement.
Among the projects approved include one aimed at intercepting, diverting and treating sewage in Allahabad’s Naini, Phaphamau and Jhunsi sewerage zones at an estimated cost of R 767.59 crore.
The NMCG cleared the R 744-crore projects including a 60-MLD STP and laying of sewerage lines in Pahari zone in Bihar’s Patna.
Patna will now have a sewage treatment capacity of 200 MLD once the projects sanctioned are functional.
“With this, all planned projects in Delhi have been approved,” the Ministry said.
Projects worth R 4,100 crore approved by National Mission for Clean Ganga in last 3 months.
The authority has until now approved projects costing over R 4,100 crore during the last three months in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Delhi.