The National Mission for Clean Ganga is now focusing on cleaning the tributaries of River Ganga in a big way. In the 18th meeting of its Executive Committee yesterday, NMCG approved projects worth Rs. 841. crore on Ganga tributaries in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal .
With this, the sanctioned cost of all sewerage projects on tributaries has gone up to Rs.5735 crore.
A total number of 30 sewerage projects have already been sanctioned on tributaries in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.
The EC also approved an STP project on Ganga in Bihar at a cost of Rs. 41.36 Crore.
For Uttar Pradesh projects have been approved in Bareilly, Muzaffarnagar and Budhana at a total cost of Rs. 551.94 crore.
The Muzaffarnagar project was also given the go ahead. It includes 8 I&D structures and 22 MLD new STP, and other works including O&M for 15 years.
Interception & Diversion network for the drains falling in river Damodar in West Bengal including pumping stations and Sewage Treatment Plants under Durgapur Municipality has been approved at a total project cost of Rs. 287.53 crore and includes 2 STPs of 25 MLD each and 1 STP of 30 MLD capacity, network laying of the length of 5.73 KM, with O&M cost for 15 years.
An action plan is being worked out for use of reclaimed water. In line with the holistic approach adopted by NMCG, treated waste water is proposed to be used either in agriculture or in the industrial sector. The States have been asked to workout proposals for re-use in each project.
This is a PIB news feed which has been edited by Clean-Future Team