A tripartite agreement was executed in New Delhi for the development of a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and other infrastructure in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
The agreement involved the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam, and M/s Meerut STP Pvt. Ltd. The Director General of NMCG was present during the signing of this agreement.
Target to complete the project by 2025:
- The total cost of the project under Hybrid Annuity PPP mode is Rs 369.74 crore and it is targeted to be completed by December, 2025.
- The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved the project to construct a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) with a total capacity of 220 MLD. It also includes other works like development of Interception and Diversion (I&D) structures, laying of I&D network, sewage pumping station with operation and maintenance for 15 years etc.
- The objective of this project is to solve the existing sewage problems in Meerut city and its consequent sewage pollution in Kali river.
Benefits from the project:
- After completion of this project, there will be no discharge of untreated sewage from Meerut city into Kali River (East), thereby reducing pollution.
- River Kali (East) joins River Ganga near Kannauj and completion of this project will also help in reduction of pollution of river Ganga.
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG):
- NMCG was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in August 2011.
- NMCG acts as the implementation arm of the National Ganga Council.
Functions of NMCG:
- The major functions of NMCG can be summed up in the following points:
- To implement the program of National Ganga Council.
- Implementation of the Ganga River Basin Project supported by the World Bank.
- To maintain continuity of water flow without changes due to natural weather changes.
- To increase and maintain surface runoff and groundwater.
- To revive and maintain the natural vegetation of the area.
- To conserve and regenerate the aquatic biodiversity as well as riparian biodiversity of the Ganga River Basin.
- To allow public participation in the process of conservation, rejuvenation and management of the river.
- To do all such work which is necessary for achieving the objectives of the National Ganga Council.