NMCG Approves Composite Sewerage Projects in Agra to Help Save Taj and Reduce Pollution in Yamuna (Download PDF)


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Executive Committee (EC) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) approved 10 projects worth Rs. 1573.28 crore. In meeting, it was decided that comprehensive solution needed to be worked out to address Yamuna’s pollution issues in Agra.

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  • Project for Rehabilitation/Renovation of Agra Sewerage Scheme (Interception & Diversion Works) has been conceived at total cost of Rs. 857.26 cr. including O&M cost for 15 years.

Major Components of Projects

  • Tapping of 61 nalas/drains, construction of 3 Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP’s) of total capacity 166 MLD.

  • Construction of 10 decentralized STPs of 9.38 MLD & renovation of 2 existing STPs.

  • Laying of rising main of 17.61 km.

  • Renovation of Sewage Pumping Station (SPS).

  • Renovation of STPs renovation of interception work, up gradation of STPs (for chlorination), & operation & maintenance for 15 years.

  • They are expected to reduce pollution drastically from Agra city into river Yamuna.

List of Projects Approved

  • Interception & Diversion works (I&D) & Sewage Treatment Plant at Kasganj:

  • Cost of Rs. 76.73 cr. (cost includes O&M for 15 years).

  • There is no sewerage system in Kasganj, wastewater is discharged into open drains which finally meet River Kali & contribute to pollution of river.

  • Interception & Diversion works (I&D) & Sewerage Treatment Plant at Sultanpur, UP:

    • Cost of Rs. 64.76 cr. (including O&M costs for 15 years).

    • Sultanpur is located on banks of Gomti River & waste is conveyed thru 6 drains in town. This eventually causes pollution in Gomti River.

  • Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) at Chhapra, Fatuha, Bakhtiyarpur and Khagaria in Bihar:

    • Cost of Rs. 328.52 cr.

    • Proposal intends to develop Interception & Diversion & Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) of 32 MLD (2 modules of 16 MLD each) capacity at Chhapra, for treatment of sewerage generated from Chhapra which currently finds its way into river Ghaghra & Ganga.

    • Project includes re-use of treated waste water for irrigation purpose. This will lead to reduced pollution load into river Ganga.

  • I&D work including pumping stations & STPs under Burdwan Municipality, in West-Bengal, approved at total project cost of Rs. 234.31. Burdwan is headquarter of Purba Bardhaman dist. Burdwan is not located immediately by bank of River Ganga, its untreated wastewater makes its way to river thru Banka River & contributes to pollution.

Sewerage Scheme for Himachal Pradesh

  • Sewerage scheme for Zone-II & III of Paonta Town, Himachal Pradesh, approved at total project cost of Rs. 11.57 cr.

  • Paonta Town (home to renowned Paonta Sahib Gurudwara) situated on banks of river Yamuna. Paonta Sahib city is divided into 11 wards. Scheme is envisaged in 3 zones.

  • River is boundary b/w states of Himachal Pradesh & U’Khand.

  • There are 38 main outfalls identified. All outfalls to Banka River must be Intercepted & Diverted to proposed lift stations (LS), MPS & proposed Sewage Treatment Plant (STP).

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)

  • NMCG is registered society under Societies Registration Act 1860.

  • NMCG has 2 tier management structures & comprises of Governing Council & Executive Committee (both are headed by Director General, NMCG).

  • Executive Committee is authorized to accord approval for all projects up to Rs. 1000 cr.

  • State Programme Management Groups (SPMGs) acts as implementing arm of State Ganga Committees. It attempts to bring all stakeholders on one platform to take holistic approach towards task of Ganga cleaning & rejuvenation.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 19, 2018

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