New Delhi, October 30: Reclining the aim of sanitizing the surrounding clean, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 12 projects worth Rs. 929 crore. With these approvals, all projects related to sewage management in high pollution load towns along river Ganga have been sanctioned.
The committee has approved two Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) for Delhi with the aim of creating 340 MLD waste treatment capacity at a cost of Rs 580 Crore. The first is an STP of 318 MLD capacity at Coronation Pillar. The second is a project in Chattarpur assembly constituency where various sewage pumping stations and 9 STPs of total 22.5 MLD capacity. Sewage flow will be collected and pumped to STPs for treatment. The treated water will be used for development and rejuvenation of eight nearby waterbodies and for irrigation purpose.
The committee approved two plants which mainly will be constructed one for the Kancharappa with keeping its operations and maintenance ready for the next 15years. The other plant aims at the Hilsa Fisheries Improvement at Farraka barrage. Implementation of this project will increase the natural stock of Hilsa in the river Ganga, upstream of Farakka barrage through ranching of wild collected Hilsa seed and juveniles. The project will also study and monitor Hilsa migration across the Farakka barrage in the main river Ganga.
For Uttar Pradesh many projects have been approved with total cost of Rs 128 Cr. One existing Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) of 6.25 MLD capacity for textile printing units in Mathura Industrial Area has been taken up for upgradation. Apart from this, one project for treatment of Rampur Drain in Rampur, using NSN-Technology based Bio Oxygenation and another project for treatment of 30 drains and third party inspection of 123 drains in the state has been approved.
Apart from these there are various other projects for the state of Uttar Pradesh. Also the executive committee has approved of sanctioning projects to the state of Uttarakhand and also develop other projects in West Bengal.