Sewage treatment projects (STPs) worth Rs 1,900 crore will be taken up in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Bihar.
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved these projects with an aim to provide hundred percent sewage treatment facility in cities like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Vrindavan, Varanasi, Allahabad and National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Under the approved projects is a project of interception, diversion and treatment of sewage in Naini, Phaphamau and Jhunsi sewerage zones of Allahabad. The total cost of this project is Rs 767.59 crore.
A 42 million litres per day (MLD) Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) will be constructed in Naini. These projects will improve the sewage treatment in the city of Allahabad as well.
The projects would restrict the waste water of 18 drains into the rivers and will also ensure pollution free water for bathing at Sangam during Ardh Kumbh mela 2019.
With the implementation of these projects 100% sewage treatment capacity can be achieved in Allahabad. Three such projects have also been approved for Pahari sewage zone in the capital city of Bihar, Patna.
In Delhi, seven STPs with a total capacity of 94 MLD in Najafgarh area have been approved at an estimated cost of Rs 344.81 crore under ‘Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna’ project that was initiated on the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT).