The Water Resource Ministry announced on Wednesday its move of awarding projects worth
₹1050 Crore to private companies for Cleaning Ganga and setting up sewage treatment infrastructure in Patna in the next two years.
As 2018 Deadline is likely to be missed, now Government gives ₹1050 crore to private companies for cleaning Ganga and the amount will be spent for setting up Two Sewage Treatment Plants, renovation of one existing STP and construction of two pumping stations.
Also, some amount will be spent laying of new underground sewage network of over 400km in the state’s capital.
“These projects not only aim to treat the current sewage generation in respective zones of Patna but also take into account the sewage estimates of next one decade, considering the expected rise of population in the city” – said an official.
He further added,
“The progress of the construction will be monitored by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to ensure that the deadlines (of implementation and commissioning of projects) are met.”
Source: The Times of India