Thursday, 9 March 2017

Effluents Polluting Ganga River


Ministry of Water Resources09-March, 2017 15:18 IST
Effluents Polluting Ganga River

As per data available from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the total sewage generation in Ganga basin states from all the Class-I and Class-II cities is 11386.60 Million Liters per Day (MLD).

The total industrial effluent generation discharging into river Ganga is 501 MLD. Industry wise effluent generation is tabulated below:-

Sector specific industrial wastewater generation
(Type of Industry
Total Units
Wastewater Generation (MLD)
Chemical
27
97.8
Distillery
35
37.0
Food, Dairy & Beverage
22
6.5
Pulp & Paper
67
201.4
Sugar
67
96.0
Textile, Bleaching & Dyeing
63
11.4
Tannery
442
22.1
Others
41
28.6
Total
764
501











Government of India has released Rs. 4321.05 crore till date i.e. 28.02.2017 to National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) out of which NMCG has spent Rs. 1984.49 crore.

143 projects have been sanctioned under Namami Gange Programme (including the existing projects sanctioned under National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) Programme) till 31st January 2017, for cleaning of river Ganga. Namami Gange Programme envisages to spend a sum of Rs. 20,000/- crore till the year 2020.

 This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Vijay Goel in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 

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