The Executive Committee (EC) of the National Mission for Clean Ganga on October 29, 2018 approved 12 projects worth Rs 929 crore under the Namami Gange programme in its 16th meeting.
The committee sanctioned two sewage treatment plants for Delhi, various projects for Uttar Pradesh, two projects for West Bengal, and two projects under CSR category.
Two Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) for Delhi
• The committee sanctioned two Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) for Delhi for creating 340 MLD (Millions of Liters per Day) waste treatment capacity at a cost of Rs 580 Crore.
• The first STP will be 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 will be constructed.
• Sewage flow will be collected and pumped to STPs for treatment.
• The treated water will be used for development and rejuvenation of eight nearby water bodies and for irrigation purpose.
• The Central Government will fund Rs 256 Crore for the project.
• The Committee approved various projects for Uttar Pradesh at a total cost of Rs 128 crore.
• The Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in Mathura Industrial Area of 6.25 MLD capacity for textile printing units will be upgraded.
• The Rampur Drain in Rampur will be treated using the NSN-Technology based Bio Oxygenation.
• Treatment of 30 drains and third party inspection of 123 drains in the state was also approved.
• For inspection and monitoring of industries, STPs and CETPs by third party technical institutions, Rs 0.98 Cr has been sanctioned for strengthening of UP Pollution Control laboratories to enable UP Pollution Control Board to monitor and inspect all Grossly Polluting Industries, STP & CETPs.
• For West Bengal, the committee sanctioned two projects at a cost of Rs 50 crore.
• One project was approved for upgrading the STP in Kancharapara from 13 MLD to 18 MLD capacity, along with its operation and maintenance for the next 15 years.
• Another project was sanctioned for Hilsa fisheries improvement at Farraka barrage. Implementation of this project will increase the natural stock of Hilsa in the river Ganga. The project will also study and monitor Hilsa migration across the Farakka barrage in the main river Ganga.
Projects sanctioned under CSR category
• Under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category, the committee sanctioned two more projects that will be funded by corporate groups.
• INDORAMA Charitable Trust will fund the Ghat and Crematoria Work at Badrinath and Gangotri in Uttarakhand at a cost of Rs 26.33 crore.
• Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) will take up renovation and beautification of Ganga River Bank at Katwa, West Bengal at a cost of Rs 0.35 crore.
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