The Union Jal Shakti Ministry on Saturday approved new projects for the rejuvenation of six polluted stretches of rivers in the State of Uttarakhand.
The approval was given at a meeting of the National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) of the Jal Shakti Ministry.
The projects relate to “Interception and Diversion (I&D) and sewage treatment plants (STPs) works.
The polluted stretches concern rivers Bhela, Dhela, Kichha, Kosi, Nandhore and Pilakhar.
The main Sewerage (I&D) Scheme (Dhela River) Phase-1 of District Udham Singh Nagar, under Namami Gange Programme sanctioned, will be set up at a cost of more than Rs 199 crore.
It will ensure tapping of a total of 17 Nalas which will be intercepted and diverted to nine more STPs to be constructed under this project for a total treatment capacity of more than 30 MLD.
The project shall cover the six polluted river stretches in the Kumaon region.
With this project, all the polluted stretches in the state of Uttarakhand have been covered under pollution abatement projects.
An important feature of the project is comprehensive sludge management arrangements and provision for co-treatment of septage in all the STPs.