Monday 26 May 2014
Pollution abatement of rivers is a continuous and ongoing process. It is the responsibility of the State Governments / concerned local bodies to set up facilities for collection, transportation and treatment of sewage as well as proper disposal of dead bodies for abatement of pollution of rivers. The Central Government has been supplementing the efforts of the State Governments in abatement of pollution in identified stretches of various rivers under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP). NRCP (excluding Ganga and its tributaries which is handled by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation from August 1, 2014) has covered polluted stretches of 31 rivers in 75 towns spread over 14 States at a sanctioned cost of Rs. 4,517.82 crores. So far, sewage treatment capacity of 2445.71 million litres per day (mld) has been created under the NRCP programme (excluding Ganga and its tributaries).
Vaada Raha Note: Data pertaining to how many new STPs have been commissioned since 2014 and how many non-operational STPs have been made functional since 2014 is not readily available. We are already in the process of collating the required information. However, till the time appropriate information is received from the Government, this promise will be rated as "Not Started".