- EC approves 8 sewerage management projects For Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal
- 4 sewerage management projects approved for U.P. worth Rs. 308.09 crore
- 4 Ganga Biodiversity Parks approved for 4 districts of Uttar Pradesh
WD News: National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) held a meeting of the Executive Committee under the chairmanship of Mr G. Asok Kumar, Director General, NMCG recently. In the meeting, 14 projects pertaining to sewerage management, industrial pollution abatement, Biodiversity Conservation, Afforestation, River Front Development and Decentralised Wastewater Treatment were approved at a total estimated cost of approximately Rs. 1145 crores.
These include eight projects of sewerage management in five main stem Ganga basin states – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.
For sewerage management, four projects in Uttar Pradesh were approved including tapping of Assi drain in Varanasi by constructing a 55 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and other works costing Rs. 308.09 crore. The project was sanctioned with the objective of achieving zero untreated discharge from three drains – Assi, Sanme ghat and Nakhha. Other projects include construction of 13 MLD STP, renovation of existing structures etc. in Vrindavan City costing Rs. 77.70 crore, construction of 12 MLD STP, laying of Interception and Diversion (I&D) network, etc in Kosi Kalan town in Mathura district costing Rs. 66.59 crore and 6 MLD STP, laying of I&D network, etc in Chhata town in Mathura district.
The above projects in Mathura-Vrindavan envisage to intercept and divert 2, 1, and 11 drains respectively that have their outfall into Kosi drain, which ultimately discharges into River Yamuna at Mathura. All the above projects are inclusive of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the assets for 15 years.
One project each of sewerage management has also been approved for Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand including construction of 2 STPs (17 MLD and 23 MLD) including necessary ancillary infrastructures, SCADA and online monitoring system, etc in Ramgarh town, Jharkhand costing Rs. 284.80 crore, construction of 50 MLD STP, renovation of existing structures, etc in Keorapukur, West Bengal costing Rs. 67.06 crore. The project in Bihar at an estimated cost of 47.39 crore consists of 2 STPs (2.5 MLD on River Harbora and 4.5 MLD on Belwa Sathi canal), I&D networks, intake wells, etc. A project for construction of 13 MLD STP and other works was also approved in Sapera Basti, Dehradun, Uttarakhand costing Rs. 74.38 crore. This project will stop the untreated sewage from flowing into River Sushwa.
The EC also approved indicative funds of Rs 45 crore for the installation of decentralised wastewater treatment systems in main stem Ganga basin States. The fund bifurcation is Rs 10 crore each for Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal and Rs. 5 crores to Jharkhand. For decentralised wastewater treatment, the projects can be taken up under any proven technology working in the country like nature-based solutions. Some of the advantages of decentralised wastewater treatment include better monitoring of industrial waste, easier expansion of systems, new treatment centres can be added without routing ever more flows to existing centre, lesser investment for the sewer pipelines, etc.
Source & Photo Courtesy: PIB