Proposal for improvement of sewerage network in Nagpur received approval by centre

Central Government granted administrative approval for a proposal worth Rs 9.57 billion for the improvement of sewerage network in Nagpur, Maharashtra under AMRUT 2.0 on November 10, 2023. The funds will be provided by the centre, state and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) in the ratio of 25:25:50. Centre’s share will be released in three tranches of 20, 40 and 40 per cent. The central government has also approved the water conservation plan of Maharashtra with a total outlay of Rs 182.36 billion, this includes NMC’s sewage disposal project. The plan aims to revamp the underground sewerage network connected to Pohra river basin in south-west region of Nagpur, and add new sewerage lines for Laxmi Nagar, Hanuman Nagar, Dhantoli Zones and Nehry Nagar zones. About 253 km of sewer lines will be laid in these areas and 164 km of sewer lines will be laid in Hudkeshwar-Narsala area. Along with that, a 35 million litres per day (mld) sewage treatment plant in Chikhli and a 10 mld STP in Jaitala will be constructed. The period for completion of work is three years.