Uttarakhand News

Nmami Gange: 16 out of 31 sewage treatment plants completed in Uttarakhand

Sixteen out of 31 sewage treatment plants (STPs) sanctioned under the Nmami Gange project have been completed in Uttarakhand, according the Union government. In a review meeting held, Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari instructed officials and contractors to complete all STP, ghats and crematorium projects by December this year. Almost all contractors assured Union minister that no clearances, permissions, and formalities were pending and that the work would resume with full force after the rainy season.

In a statement by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, sixteen out of 31 sewage treatment plants have been completed and work is in progress at remaining 15 STPs. The projected sewage generation in the year 2035 in Uttarakhand is 122 MLD (million litres per day), while the existing treatment capacity is only 97.6 MLD. Once the STP projects are completed, the treatment capacity will rose to 131.7 MLD in Uttarakhand.

Union minister also suggested the possibility of using treated sewage water in industries in Dehradun and Haridwar, and for irrigation purposes should be explored.

Inputs from Dev Discourse