National Mission for Clean Ganga approves projects

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved sewage treatment projects worth Rs 19 billion for Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi. In Uttar Pradesh, it has approved a comprehensive sewerage project for the interception, diversion and treatment of sewage in the sewerage zones of Naini, Phaphamau and Jhunsi in Allahabad. The Rs 7.68 billion project will involve the development of a 42 million litre per day (mld) sewage treatment plant (STP) at Naini and eight sewage pumping stations. In Bihar, three projects have been approved for the Pahari sewage zone in Patna. The scope of works will include the construction of a 60 mld STP and the laying of sewerage lines, at an estimated cost of about Rs 7.44 billion. Meanwhile, in Delhi, the NMCG has approved the construction of seven prioritised STP projects in the Najafgarh area, at an estimated cost of Rs 3.45 billion. Together, these plants will be equipped to treat 94 mld of sewage and will be located at Tajpur Khurd (36 mld), Jaffarpur Kalan (12 mld), Khera Dabar (5 mld), Hasanpur (12 mld), Kakraula (12 mld), Kair (5 mld) and Tikri Kalan (12 mld).