NMCG has completed most of the plan to lay sewage pipes in six states

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has completed most of its plan to lay nearly 1,400 km of sewage pipes in six states. The NMCG has announced a total of 43 projects entailing an investment of Rs 79.44 billion for sewerage management in Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The aim of these projects is to prevent raw domestic sewage from being dumped into the river. Expec­ted to be completed by December 2022, these projects are estimated to treat a total of 2,097.6 million litres per day (mld) of raw wastewater. Of the total projects, 27 projects, entailing an investment of Rs 42.8 billion and having a capacity to treat 790 mld of wastewater, have been completed in the past six months.