Seven projects worth Rs 6.92 billion approved under NMCG

According to the Ministry of Jal Shakti, seven projects worth Rs 6.92 billion have been approved under the National Mission for Clean Ganga. Of these, seven approved projects, four projects are related to sewage management in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. One project is related to the interception and diversion (I&D) works of balance discharge of Dariyabad Pipalghat and Dariyabad Kakahraghat drains and the construction of a 50 million litre per day (mld) sewage treatment plant (STP) in Prayagraj. Additionally, a small project of construction of a 6 mld STP, I&D and other works in Hapur for stopping the flow of Hapur city drain into River Kali, a tributary of River Ganga has also been approved. The last project includes construction of two STPs of 5 mld and 7 mld with an estimated cost of Rs 0.75 billion for the tapping of Pipra ghat drain and Chhatiya ghat drain respectively along with I&D works. As of August 1, 2023, NMCG has sanctioned a total of 452 projects worth around Rs 381.26 billion, of which 254 have been completed.