Ganga mission nod for ₹700-cr worth projects

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 08, 2018 Published on October 09, 2017

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) on Monday approved eight projects worth over ₹700 crore, four of which were for setting up sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Among others were three bio-remediation projects for treating drains dumping wastewater into the Ganga and one for inventorisation and surveillance of the river, a release issued by the Ministry of Water Resources said.

The funds have been allocated for building a 40 million litre per day (MLD) STP at Bally in West Bengal at an estimated cost of ₹200 crore, 65 MLD STP at Bhagalpur in Bihar costing ₹268.49 crore and two STPs in Farrukabad and one in Bargadiya in Uttar Pradesh. These UP STPs are expected to cost ₹213.62 crore, the release said.

A project for interception, diversion and treatment of sewage in Bithoor near Kanpur at an estimated cost of ₹ 13.40 crore was also given the green signal.

Published on October 09, 2017

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