Ganga and Yamuna Rejuvenation

New Delhi : Under Namami Gange Programme, a diverse set of interventions for cleaning and rejuvenation of river Ganga has been taken up including pollution abatement activities. While doing the pollution abatement activities, 97 towns have been identified along the main stretch of river Ganga for which waste water treatment projects have been sanctioned and are being constructed.

Around 3000 MLD sewage is generated from the 97 towns along Ganga against which sewage generation treatment capacity of 2279 MLD is already installed and another 1062 MLD STP capacity has been sanctioned and is at various stages of implementation. In addition, other initiatives like in-situ treatment of drains through bioremediation, fecal sludge management have also been taken up.

Government has also taken up rejuvenating the eight major tributaries namely Yamuna, Son, Ramganga, Gomti, Ghaghra, Gandak, Kosi and Damodar. The number of the pollution abatement projects taken up in these tributaries are given below:

S.No Tributary Name No. of projects taken up STP capacity (MLD)
1 Yamuna 22 1896.07
2 Son 1 21.00
3 Ramganga 3 146.00
4 Gomti 3 129.00
5 Ghaghra 1 32.00
6 Gandak 1 22.00
7 Kosi 1 9.00
8 Damodar 4 240.00
Total 36 2495.07

 

 

The Government of India releases funds to National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) for the implementation of the river Ganga rejuvenation programme. Thereafter, funds are released by NMCG for implementation of the said programme. The amount released by NMCG to State Governments/Executing Agencies  from FY 2011-12  till 31 March 2021 is Rs.10,555.90 crore.

This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Bishweswar Tudu in a written  reply in Rajya Sabha today..