105 projects for Ganga cleaning sanctioned

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has sanctioned a total of 105 projects of sewerage infrastructure in Ganga basin states at an estimated cost of Rs.17484.97 crores for river cleaning and Ganga rejuvenation. Out of these, 25 sewerage infrastructure projects have so far been completed resulting into creation of approximately 421 MLD additional STP capacity through construction/ rehabilitation and approximately 2050 KM new sewer lines have been laid. Rest of the projects are under different stages of execution.

The river water quality monitoring carried out in 2017 indicates improvement in water quality trends as compared to 2016. The Dissolved Oxygen level are improving at 33 locations and is above the quality requirements of 5 mg/l.

The Central Government approved the ‘Namami Gange’ program on 13th May, 2015 as a comprehensive approach to rejuvenate the river Ganga and all its tributaries under one umbrella by consolidating the existing ongoing efforts and planning for a concrete action plan for the future. Also, as per the mandate of NMCG, all the projects have a targeted completion by 2020.