IEP Chandigarh, October 20
Haryana Government will upgrade 39 STPs by December 2022 in order to reduce the pollution and rejuvenate the rivers. Apart from this, a detailed project report will be prepared by the state government under the ‘Namami Gange Programme’ of the Central Government to clean the sewerage drains and reduce pollution, so that the amount received from the central government can be effectively used to clean the sewerage drains and curb pollution.This information was given by Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal while presiding over the review meeting organized regarding the river action plan here today. On this occasion, the Chief Secretary directed the officer concerned that elaborate arrangements should be made to ensure that untreated waste water reaches the STPs and CETPs.While reviewing the River Action Plan today he said that robust arrangements should be made to ensure that untreated wastewater should reach STPs and CETPs. It is the moral obligation of the officers to protect the canals and rivers from getting contaminated. He also directed the officers to strictly monitor the laying of sewer lines and ensure operation of sewage treatment plants in a time bound manner.2,030 kilometer long sewerage line laid in Ghaggar and Yamuna catchmentThe Chief Secretary said that there was a proposal to lay a 589 km long sewerage line in various cities in Ghaggar catchment, out of which 553 km line has been laid. The work of laying sewerage lines in 2 cities will also be completed by the month of December.Similarly, 1,477 km of the line has been laid in Yamuna catchment out of 1,636 km. The work of laying sewerage lines in the remaining 3 cities is also going on at a fast pace.In the meeting, Member Secretary, Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Sh. Pardeep Kumar informed that 3 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) of 19 MLD capacity are being installed in Yamuna catchment which will be functional by December, 2 CETPs of 3 MLD will be completed by June 2023 in Ghaggar catchment area.In Ghaggar catchment area as many as 8 STPs of 61 MLD capacity will be completed by January 2023. Similarly, 18 STP of 405.5 MLD capacity in Yamuna catchment area will be completed by June 2023.During the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Sh. A.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication Department, Sh. Anand Mohan Sharan, Additional Chief Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Sh. Anil Malik, and other officers were present.