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National Mission for Clean Ganga

The Empowering Steering Committee of the Ganga Rejuvenation has recommended further 11 projects at an estimated cost of Rs485.68 crore. As of February 2016, 28 Projects have been completed with a capacity of 128.5 MLD.

Project Updates

  • CPCB has installed six on line real monitoring centres to keep checking water quality & cleanliness index and further completed tender process for 33 stations
  • DPR prepared for construction of 20 MLD CETP at Jajmau to tackle waste load from tannery industries; DPR being prepared for CETP for 5 textile clusters at Ruma, Farrukabad, Bhadohi, Pilkhuwa & Mathura
  • Creation of Rural sanitation facility in identified 1657 Gram Panchayats along river Ganga in support with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • More than 4.18 Lakh IHHLs are already constructed in Ganga basin

Development of Ganga grams is also in process where in which facilities like community bio-toilet, liquid waste treatment, organic farming are planned. An approval for 166 Ganga grams has already been accorded.

As stated earlier, Clean Ganga project has been categorized into core and non-core schemes. Core Schemes include creation of Interception and diversion (I&D) of sewage discharging into the Ganga river and creating treatment infrastructure to treat the intercepted sewage. Non-Core Schemes include providing Low Cost Sanitation (LCS) at community and individual levels at identified locations, Installation of Crematoria (electric as well as wood based improved crematoria), River Front Development (RFD), including bathing ghats, afforestation, protecting bio-diversity and creating Public awareness and participation.

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