New sewage plan to check pollution in river Yamuna

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Agra, Jun 21: The Uttar Pradesh government is looking into a proposal sent by the Regional Forest Office of Agra regarding a new sewage disposal system to check the alarming level of pollution in the river Yamuna.

Under the proposal, the entire sewage water of the city will be diverted to a reservoir and then discharged to forest land rather than disposing it off in the river Yamuna, Regional Forest Officer in-charge of Social Forestry N K Janu said today.

"Apart from checking the pollution level of Yamuna, the proposed sewage system will also help in promoting afforestation in the region and will also help in raising the ground water level," Janu said.

The project, which aims at collecting and treatment of 29 m/d sewage water every day, is likely to cover the area from Keetham reservoir on Mathura Road to Dussehra Ghat, downstream of the historic Taj Mahal, he said.


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