Govt approves 20 projects worth Rs 1,902 cr for cleaning Ganga

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Mar 2017 09:33:30


Mar 16,


THE executive committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 20 projects worth Rs 1,902 crore to develop sewage treatment infrastructure in various Ganga basin States, including Delhi.

In its meeting held on March 2, the panel sanctioned construction of a sewage treatment plant (STP) of 564 million litres daily (MLD) capacity in Delhi’s Okhla at an estimated cost of Rs 665 crore. It gave nod to two other projects for laying new sewage pipelines in Pitampura and Kondli at an estimated cost of over Rs 100 crore, an official statement said.

Of the total projects, 13 will be developed in Uttarakhand, where new STPs will be set up
and the existing ones will be upgraded, at a cost of around Rs 415 crore.

The panel also approved a project to control pollution on the Ganga river in Rishikesh at an estimated cost of Rs 158 crore, it said. The committee has also envisaged construction of a new 26 MLD capacity STP at Lakkar Ghat. Besides, four projects worth Rs 78 crore will be undertaken at Joshimath, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Kirti Nagar to control pollution in the Alakananda river, a tributary of the Ganga.