Work on 58 projects completed, 95 ongoing
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for improving planning, execution and monitoring of Rs.20,000 crore worth of projects, said Minister of State Dr Satya Pal Singh.
The GIS is providing platform for central repository of all data related to Ganga river basin including Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)/Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), water quality monitoring location, afforestation, ghats and crematorium, river front development.
This assists NMCG in improving its effectiveness in pollution abatement and river rejuvenation work, said Dr Singh who oversees Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
The Government is supplementing the efforts of the state governments in addressing the pollution of river Ganga by providing financial assistance to the states, assured Dr Singh in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on 7 Aug 2018.
The Government has approved Namami Gange Programme in May 2015 for conservation of river Ganga with total outlay of Rs.20,000 Crores.
Fifty-eight projects out of 221 have been completed and 95 projects are under implementation. The 221 projects have Rs.22,238.49 crore sanctioned costs.
The NMCG has spent Rs.4,322.37 crore since its inception in Financial Year 2011-12 to 2018-19 till 30 June 2018.
Details are given below:
105 projects are sanctioned for development of sewerage infrastructure to provide total treatment capacity of 3,293.68 MLD (including rehabilitation of 887.00 MLD) and laying of sewerage network of 4,842.30-km at an estimated cost of Rs.17,485.11 crore.
Out of these, 26 projects are completed which has created new STP capacity of 328.13 MLD and rehabilitated 92 MLD of STP capacity.
In addition, 44 projects are at advanced stages of completion to create new STP capacity of 769 MLD and rehabilitation of 86 MLD capacity.
One project covering 20 drains have been sanctioned for decentralized treatment of drains through modular STPs. fiinews.com