Eight Central Government Aided Projects In Uttar Pradesh To Minimise Pollution In Yamuna River
New Delhi, July 22 (TNA) The Narendra Modi government, under Namami Gange Programme, has sanctioned 24 projects costing Rs 4355 crore for abatement of pollution in river Yamuna, a major tributary of river Ganga for creation of sewage treatment capacity of 1862 MLD and other associated sewage infrastructure.
This information was shared by Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs, Bishweswar Tudu in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Thursday. These projects include one in Himachal Pradesh, two in Haryana, Delhi has 13 and eight projects in Uttar Pradesh. Five projects have been completed so far (two projects in Haryana, two projects in Delhi and one project in Uttar Pradesh).
The cleaning of rivers is a continuous process and this Ministry is supplementing the efforts of the States for checking the rising level of pollution of river Yamuna, a tributary of river Ganga, by providing financial assistance to States.
The aforementioned projects are in different stages of planning and construction, tendering. Close monitoring is being done to ensure timely completion, the minister further added.