Sewage treatment projects approved in a bid to clean Ganga river

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 26 sewage treatment projects worth Rs 21.54 billion for the states of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand. These projects will entail the creation of 188 million litres per day (mld) of new sewage treatment capacity. The NMCG will incur a cost of Rs 8.9 billion for these construction works. Besides, 596 mld of existing sewage treatment capacity will be rehabilitated and 30 mld capacity will be upgraded in these states. These works will entail an investment of Rs 7.14 billion and Rs 417.8 million, respectively. Interception and diversion works worth Rs 1.17 billion will also be undertaken to improve sewage treatment. Meanwhile, 145.05 km of sewerage networks will be laid in Karmalichak, Patna (96.54 km, at a cost of Rs 2.77 billion), Kondli, Delhi (8.14 km, Rs 591.3 million), and from Bharat Nagar to Pitampura, Delhi (6.16 km, Rs 454 million).