Union Minister for Water Resources,
River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and
Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stones of six Namami Gange projects
in Agra and Mathura, 23 January 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Gadkari said,
on completion, these projects will be beneficial to lakhs of people in this
area. He said, the government is steadfastly working on cleaning the river
Ganga and its 40 tributaries and major drains. He said, the government is
concerned about maintaining the ‘aviralta’ of the river Ganga and has
made the e flow notification for this.
The four projects in Mathura have a
sanctioned cost of Rs 511.74 crore. These include two sewerage projects - an
integrated sewerage infrastructure for the city on Hybrid Annuity Mode with
‘One-City-One-Operator’ approach and reuse of treated sewage water in Mathura
refinery at a sanctioned cost of Rs 460.45 Crore, and the other for rehabilitation of sewerage infrastructure
and augmentation/upgradation of STP at Vrindavan at a sanctioned cost of Rs
33.82 Crore. There is also a project for cleaning of 27 Ghats at a sanctioned cost of Rs 3.60
crore. For abatement of Industrial
Pollution, there will be a project for upgradation of infrastructure of
existing CETP for Textile Printing units at the Mathura Industrial Area at a
sanctioned cost of Rs 13.87 Crore.
Mathura city has been divided into four
sewerage zones. The current sewage generation is 47 MLD which is expected to
increase to 61 MLD in 2035. Total sewage treatment capacity available in
Mathura is 44 MLD. Mathura sewage scheme under Hybrid Annuity based PPP mode
(HAM) is first of its kind in the history of waste water treatment in the
nation, for integrating the rehabilitation and operation of existing treatment
infrastructure along with the development of new Sewage Treatment Plants
The projects in Agra include comprehensive
Sewerage Scheme for the city with ‘One-City-One-Operator’ approach on Hybrid
Annuity Mode for creating new STPs of 176 MLD, upgradation, rehabilitation of
old plants and O&M for 15 years at a sanctioned cost of Rs 857.26 Crore and
construction of Sewerage Network in Western Zone, for laying of 251 Km sewer
lines, 47,827 house connections, rising main of 3.80 Km under AMRUT Scheme at a
sanctioned cost of Rs 353.57 Crore.
The city is divided in 9 Sewerage Zones.
The corresponding sewage generation in Agra is estimated at 268 MLD (2020) and
341 MLD (2035). It has a sewerage network of 513 km with 9 STPs having
installed treatment capacity of 221 MLD exists in Agra, but these STPs are
treating only 145 MLD flow. There are 90 drains having cumulative discharge of
206 MLD in Agra and only 29 drains with tapping capacity of 145 MLD exists in
Agra, resulting into discharge of approx. 141 MLD sewage directly into river
Yamuna. A comprehensive sewerage project has been sanctioned under Namami Gange
at a cost of Rs 857. 26 crore. The project is adding, in one go, additional
treatment capacity of about 176 MLD to existing 221 MLD developed over several
years under different schemes (77.5% increase).