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118 Towns along Ganga to have STPs

Sewage Treatment Projects (STPs) will be executed in a phased manner in the 118 identified towns along the banks of river Ganga by Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation(MoWR, RD & GR). Various modes of execution such as through State and Central agencies, Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) modes will be explored as appropriate.

The consortium of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has submitted a report titled Ganga River Basin Management Plan 2015 (GRBMP-2015) on January 31, 2015. The report has recommended that the wholesomeness of National River Ganga, is to be viewed from a dynamic prospective. Eight important areas have been identified for carrying out restorative actions in mission mode namely Aviral Dhara, Nirmal Dhara, Ecological Restoration, Sustainable Agriculture, Geological Safeguarding, Basin Protection Against Disasters, River Hazard Management and Environmental Knowledge-Building and Sensitization. The Government is currently examining the recommendations in the GRBMP-2015 including uninterrupted flow of river Ganga.

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Prof. Sanwar Lal Jat in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.



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