s part of its ongoing 'Clean Ganga' mission, the Centre has approved 20 additional projects worth nearly Rs 1,900 crore for Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Delhi.

Most of the projects are related to setting up new sewage treatment plants (STPs), upgradation of existing STPs and laying of sewage network in cities in the river basin.

The approved projects for Delhi include construction of new state-of-the-art STP with a capacity of 564 million litres per day (MLD) at Okhla at an estimated cost of Rs 665 crore and laying of new sewage pipelines at a cost of Rs 100 crore in Pitampura and Kondli to prevent leakages. The new plant at Okhla will eventually replace the existing STPs in the area.

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Source: March 16, 2017, The Times of India