UP government to set up STPs in cities with population more than 100,000

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up sewage treatment plants (STPs) in all cities with a population of more than 100,000. A target has been set for providing STPs for more than 70 per cent of the population of the state over the next two years. Besides this, several other sche­mes for maintaining cleanliness and strengthening the sewage infrastructure are under implementation. Recently, the government approved the City Sanitation Action Plan (CSAP) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Ur­ban) 2.0 in 160 urban local bodies to mitigate sewage problems. A detailed CSAP will be prepared, projecting the complete details of sewage management in the state, the present status of the sewer network, STP reports, statistics of main drains and drains of municipal bodies and gap analysis, along with suggesting a feasible strategy as per the target.