Gurugram to reuse treated water

The Gurugram administration has decided to reuse sewage treated water by supplying it to the parched villages of Gurugram and neighbouring districts for irrigation purposes, making it a first-of-its-kind initiative. Around 550 mld of treated wastewater from the Dhanwapur and Be­hrampurSTPs  will be supplied to 30 villages for irrigating more than 51,000 acres of land. These villages, situated in Guru­gram and Jhajjar districts, are currently dependent on groundwater and freshwater channels for irrigation. The plan also proposes to provide micro-irrigation on 10,700 acres of land at an estimated cost of Rs 1.28 billion.