77 Projects have been Sanctioned for Municipal Sewage Management in the States, Discharge of Waste into Ganga River.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, 
RIVER DEVELOPMENT & GANGA REJUVENATION 

LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 911 
ANSWERED ON 07.02.2019 

DISCHARGE OF WASTE INTO GANGA RIVER 

911. SHRI RAM KUMAR SHARMA 
        SHRIMATI VEENA DEVI 

Will the Minister of WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANGA REJUVENATION be pleased to state: 
ANSWER 

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANGA REJUVENATION & HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT 

(DR. SATYA PAL SINGH) 
DISCHARGE+OF+WASTE+INTO+GANGA+RIVER
(a) to (d) Against the estimated sewage generation of 2953 Million Litres Per Day (MLD) from the 97 towns along main stem of river Ganga, the current sewage treatment capacity in the towns along river Ganga is 2232 mld, including 410 mld sewage treatment through East Kolkata Wetland. Further, projects for creation of 819 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) capacity are at advanced stages of completion. In addition, projects for creation of 731.5 MLD are under tendering process after approval. 

Since May 2014, a total of 196 projects have been sanctioned under Namami Gange programme in the towns located along river Ganga. 77 projects have been sanctioned for municipal sewage management as per following state wise breakup
Sl
State
No. of projects sanctioned since May 2014
New STP Capacity Sanctioned (MLD)
Sanctioned Cost (Rs. in Crore)
1
Uttarakhand
21
131.75
894.95
2
Uttar Pradesh
17
260.5
4329.80
3
Bihar
25
527.50
4894.19
4
Jharkhand
1
3.50
56.76
5
West Bengal
13
325.80
1994.01
6
Total
77
1249.05
12169.70

In addition, 2 common effluent treatment plant (CETP) projects for industrial effluent management for Kanpur Tanneries cluster and Mathura Textile Processing industries cluster have been sanctioned.

Against the estimated municipal solid waste generation of 11,729 TPD from the 97 towns along river Ganga, the current installed solid waste processing capacity is 3,786 TPD and 51 projects for 3,058 TPD have been approved and under different stages of implementation as per the following state-wise details.
Sl
State
Waste Generation (TPD)
Available processing Capacity (TPD)
No. of New Project approved.
Approved
Processing Capacity under Implementation (TPD
1
Uttarakhand
350
175
6
44
2
Uttar Pradesh
3,275
1,637
17
557
3
Bihar
1,940
82
17
1,840
4
Jharkhand
32
10
1
22
5
West Bengal
6,132
1,882
10
595
Total
11,729
3,786
51
3,058

Aforesaid Answers are of Following Question Which Arieses in Lok Sabha 
MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, 
RIVER DEVELOPMENT & GANGA REJUVENATION. Question No. 911

  • (a) whether liquid and solid waste of municipal areas of almost 97 cities is being discharged into 2500 kilometre stretch of Ganga river and if so, the facts in this regard; 
  • (b) whether several projects have been formulated for management of the said waste during the last five years; 
  • (c) if so, the details thereof along with the names of States where the waste management projects have been implemented and completed by indicating the capacity of each such project; and 
  • (d) the quantity of liquid and solid waste from municipal areas which is being/ has been discharged into the Ganga river and processed till December, 2018? 
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