Union Minister for Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stones of six Namami Gange projects in Agra and Mathura yesterday.
On completion, these projects will be beneficial to lakhs of people. The government was steadfastly working on cleaning the river Ganga and its 40 tributaries and major drains.
The four projects in Mathura have a sanctioned cost of Rs 511.74 crore. These include two sewerage projects -- an integrated sewerage infrastructure for the city on Hybrid Annuity Mode with ‘One-City-One-Operator’ approach and reuse of treated sewage water in Mathura refinery at a sanctioned cost of Rs 460.45 crore.
The second one is for rehabilitation of sewerage infrastructure and augmentation/upgradation of sewage treatment plant (STP) at Vrindavan at a sanctioned cost of Rs 33.82 crore. There is also a project for cleaning of 27 Ghats at a sanctioned cost of Rs 3.60 crore.
For abatement of industrial pollution, there will be a project for upgradation of infrastructure of existing CETP for textile printing units at the Mathura Industrial Area at a sanctioned cost of Rs 13.87 crore.
Mathura city has been divided into four sewerage zones. The current sewage generation is 47 MLD which is expected to increase to 61 MLD in 2035. Total sewage treatment capacity available in Mathura is 44 MLD.
Mathura sewage scheme under Hybrid Annuity based PPP mode (HAM) is the first of its kind in the history of wastewater treatment in the nation, for integrating the rehabilitation and operation of existing treatment infrastructure along with the development of new STPs.
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