National Mission for Clean Ganga gives nod to Rs 700 crore worth projects

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has granted approval to eight projects, whose worth is over Rs 700 crore.

Out of the eight, four were for setting up sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

According to a release issued by the Ministry of Water Resources, the other projects were three bio-remediation projects for treating drains dumping wastewater into the Ganga and one for inventorisation and surveillance of the river,

The funds have been allocated for building a 40 million litre per day (MLD) STP at Bally in West Bengal at an estimated cost of Rs 200 crore, 65 MLD STP at Bhagalpur in Bihar costing Rs 268.49 crore and two STPs in Farrukabad and one in Bargadiya in Uttar Pradesh. These UP STPs are expected to cost Rs 213.62 crore, added the release.

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