National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) recently approved eight projects worth over Rs.700 crore, four of which were for setting up civic infrastructure like sewage treatment plants (STPs) and upgrading allied facilities in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Among others were three bio-remediation projects for treating drains dumping wastewater into the Ganga and one for new invention and surveillance of the river, said official sources claiming that the funds have been allocated for building a 40 million litre per day (MLD) STP at Bally in West Bengal at an estimated cost of Rs.200 crore, 65 MLD STP at Bhagalpur in Bihar costing Rs.268.49 crore and two STPs in Farrukabad and one in Bargadiya in Uttar Pradesh. These UP STPs are expected to cost Rs.213.62 crore. A project for interception, diversion and treatment of sewage in Bithoor near Kanpur at an estimated cost of Rs.13.40 crore was also given the green signal.