Odisha government allocates Rs 3.73 billion for Sambalpur STP

The Odisha government has allocated Rs 3.73 billion for the Sambalpur sewage treatment plant (STP) project. Of the allocated funds, Rs 400 million will be provided by the Odisha Urban Industrial Development Fund in the form of loans and the remaining will be provided from funds allocated to various state government programmes. Reportedly, the Odisha Water Supply and Sewerage Board had sought Rs 6.2 billion for the project. However, the state government has decreased the allocation to Rs 3.73 billion. The scope of work comprises the construction of an STP at Dhanupalli and eight pumping stations as well as the laying of a pipeline network at the Dhobijor and Tangana drains. About 22.62 acres of land has been identified for the STP, of which 2.19 acres is government land while 20.43 acres is private. The land acquisition process for the project is in progress.

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