13 sewage treatment plants commissioned for Punjab rivers

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Chandigarh, Jul 25 (UNI) In a major step towards controlling river pollution and promoting cleaner environment, the Punjab government has commissioned 13 sewage treatment plants in various towns of the state which would have capacity to treat 497 million litre sewage (MLD) daily.

Punjab Local Government Minister Manoranjan Kalia said today said 17 more sewage treatment plants in various towns of Punjab with a total treatment capacity of 174.30 MLD would be constructed in near future.

While presiding over a high-level meeting of Municipal Commissioners Ludhiana and Amritsar districts, Mr Kalia said three sewage treatment plants in Amritsar town with a capacity of 200 mld would be set up under the project (Amritsar Sewage project) which is being completed with financial assistance from Japan Bank of International Cooperation. The plants would be completed by March 2012, he added.


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