Six STP projects approved by the National Mission for Clean Ganga

The Executive Committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved six sewage treatment projects for implementation in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Three of these projects will be implemented in Uttar Pradesh. They will involve construction of STPs with a combined capacity of 29 mld at Unnao (13 mld), Shuklaganj (6 mld) and Ram Nagar (10 mld). The plants will entail a total investment of Rs 2,386.4 million. The Unnao and Sultanganj projects will be executed on a hybrid annuity based public-private-partnership model. Meanwhile, in Bihar, three STPs will be created at Sultanganj, Naugachia and Mokama at a total estimated cost of Rs 1,750 million. These will create an additional sewage treatment capacity of 27 mld – 10 mld at Sultanganj, 8 mld at Mokama, and 9 mld at Naugachia.