India: Waste Water Treatment NMCG and IOC sign MoU for Industrial Use of Treated Water
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said that a new beginning has been made with the foundation laying of a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh which will provide treated water for industrial use.
New Delhi/India– Laying the foundation of a 20 MLD STP in Vrindavan recently, the Minister informed that the STP will be built at a cost of Rs 40 crore. She said a nine km pipeline from Laxmi nagar to Gokul barrage will carry the treated water to the Mathura refinery. A MoU was also signed to this effect between the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). Bharti said that with the adoption of hybrid annuity mode by NMCG the complexion of Yamuna will change completely in Mathura-Vrindavan by the year 2018.
She said that every effort will be made to stop the flow of polluted water of Yamuna from Delhi to Mathura-Vrindavan. The Minister said that with the use of pressure technology in irrigation they would be able to save about 60 per cent of water from Ganga and Yamuna which will help to maintain good e-flow of water in these rivers.