JNURRM projects given green signal for Kanpur, Varanasi

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New Delhi, Oct 31 (UNI) New projects were approved under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for Kanpur and Varanasi.

A decision to this effect was taken at the 59 meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under the Chairmanship of Dr M Ramachandran, Secretary Urban Development.

For Kanpur, a comprehensive 210 MLD sewerage treatment for old city area of Kanpur has been approved with project cost of Rs 101.0045 crore, out of which the Centre would bear Rs 50.0073 crore (50 per cent).

The project would provide Sewerage facility in Kanpur city in a comprehensive manner and to collect, convey and treat the sewage as per PCB standard.

This project would cater to the present population of 32 lakh of Kanpur city, the largest commercial centre in UP, which is located on the river Ganga and currently discharges 426 MLD sewage against which the installed capacity for sewage treatment in the city currently is 162 MLD.

Out of 23 'nalas' in Kanpur, 19 'nalas' have been intercepted.

The earlier approved sewerage project under JNNURM has already been taken up for sewerage District -I for which gravity sewerage network of 69 km, rising main of 6 km, renovation of 11 existing sewage pumping stations, construction of one new sewage pumping station, renovation of three existing STP's and construction of one 15MLD STP for District III and 43 MLD STP for District -I is underway.

For Varanasi, the CSMC also approved Water supply Part-II in Cis-Varuna area with project cost of Rs 86.10 crore. The Centre has allocated Rs 43.05 crore, which is (50 per cent) of the total project cost.

First installment of Rs. 10.76 crores, 25 per cent of total Central Assistance, has been approved.

Varanasi city's current population of 16 lakh, comprising 2.37 lakh households, having 1.11 lakh house service water supply connections would be benefited under this project. Part-I of this water supply project was sanctioned under JNNURM and is under implementation.

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