Nine projects worth around Rs. 1278 crore were approved at the 47th meeting of the Executive Committee of NMCG (National Mission for Clean Ganga) which was held under the chairmanship of G. Asok Kumar, Director General, NMCG.
- Out of the 9 projects, 7 were related to reducing pollution in the Ganga Basin and 2 to ghat development.
List of Projects Approved:
i.A project in West Bengal worth Rs 123.02 crore was approved for the creation of a 13 MLD (millions of litres per day) STP (Sewage Treatment Plant) and a 300 KLD (Kiloliters Per Day) decentralized STP at Chakdaha Municipal Town.
ii.A project at an estimated cost of Rs. 94.12 crore for the development of two Sewage Treatment Plants (10.91 MLD and 10.66 MLD) for pollution abatement in River Ganga was approved for Lakhisarai town in Bihar.
iii.Project for the development of Atal Ghat Manjhi, Saran, Bihar was approved at an estimated cost of Rs. 10.04 crore.
- The Atal Ghat project includes development of ghat area for bathing, facilities, space for Pooja and other religious activities, drinking water points, flood lights for night, place for ‘shraad’ pooja and ‘mundan’, landscaping and wet and dry dustbins for segregation of waste at the source.
iv.A project costing Rs. 511.15 crore was approved to decrease pollution in Rivers Kahn and Saraswati in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
- 2 STPs of 120 MLD, 40 MLD and 35 MLD capacities will be constructed under the project for creation of treated water reuse network.
Note – Another project for the construction of a 22 MLD STP and 2.35 MLD Effluent Treatment Plant in Ujjain town of Madhya Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs. 92.78 crore for pollution abatement in River Kshipra was referred for further clarification.
d.Uttar Pradesh: In Uttar Pradesh, 3 projects worth Rs 422 crore were approved.
v.A project to intercept and divert 13 drains by augmenting the sewage treatment capacity of Salori STP by 43 MLD in Prayagraj.
- Construction of one 20 KLD faecal sludge co-treatment facility is also part of this project.
vi.Another project for the Rejuvenation of River Kali East by development of in-situ Constructed Wetland System at 8 locations in Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Hapur and Bulandshahar at the cost of Rs. 95.47 crore was also approved.
- The wetland construction consists of making arrangements for horizontal and vertical filtration by developing oxidation, filtration segments, and plantation inside the waterway at one location.
- The benefit of the methodology to be adopted is no change in the morphology of the river & no obstruction in the waterway during flood.
vii.Under ghat development, a project worth Rs. 2.84 crore was approved for Nageshwar Dham Ashram ghat in Fatehpur.
viii.A project titled ‘Pollution Inventorization, Assessment and Surveillance on River Ganga Basin (PIAS) piloted by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) was approved at an estimated cost of Rs. 114.42 crore for monitoring of industrial pollution.
ix.A first-of-its-kind project titled ‘Survey, Investigation for Rejuvenation and Conservation of Shahdara Drain with nature-based treatment – Soil Biotechnology’ (SBT) worth Rs. 1.9 crore was approved .
- Drone survey, bathymetric survey, field survey/data collection and investigation of Inlet Drain Discharge, Water Quality & Testing and Soil/Sludge Properties, will be executed under the project.
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On 23rd December 2022, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) Executive Committee approved 12 projects worth around Rs 2,700 crore for developing sewerage infrastructure in the Ganga basin – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, with special focus on tributaries of Ganga.
About National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG):
NMCG was registered as a society on 12th August 2011 under the Societies Registration Act 1860. It acted as the implementation arm of the National Ganga River Basin Authority(NGRBA)
Director General – G Asok Kumar
Headquarters – New Delhi, Delhi