Soon, meters will be set up to check sewage flow at STPs

  • | Friday | 1st December, 2023

GURGAON: GMDA is planning to install ultrasonic flow meters at all sewage treatment plants along with CCTV cameras to monitor flow of raw sewage. The step is being taken to ensure proper wastewater management in the city.According to GMDA officials, these ultrasonic flow meters will be installed at all existing STPs, including Behrampur and Dhanwapur, along with common effluent treatment plant at Manesar.These will be connected with GMDAs integrated command centre for real-time monitoring and the data will also be shared with CPCB and HSPCB. At present, online monitoring devices (OMD) and flow meters have been installed at the outlets of existing STPs, following an directive by NGT. In October, the matter was also discussed in a meeting headed by HSPCB chairman P Raghavendra Rao and it was decided that the OMD and flow meter will be installed by March 2024.While the online analysers have been installed at outlets point of the STPs, we are also planning to install ultrasonic flow meters at the inlet and bypass of the STPs and CETP for better monitoring of the functioning of treatment plants, a GMDA official said. We also published the following articles recentlyGMDA begins fencing open drains to avoid accidentsGMDA is fencing open drains in Gurgaon to prevent waste dumping and fatal incidents. The 4.5km fence installation aims to maintain cleanliness and sanitation. 2.5km of fencing is already completed. Fences are installed in residential areas to ensure safety. The draining system often gets choked due to waste dumping. GMDA is also constructing a master drain to improve the drainage network.Gujs first vanadium flow battery facility at PDEUResearchers at PDEU have successfully deployed the states first vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) system to improve the lifespan of EV charging stations. The VRFB has a capacity of 100 kWhr, allowing it to charge multiple cars simultaneously. PDEUs installation includes solar panels, wind turbines, and a power cube. The university is in talks with a private firm and the state government to expand the network of these batteries and charging stations in Gujarat. The drawbacks of the technology include its heavy setup and the rare raw material, vanadium.OCC approves debt restructuring of Sri Lanka, paves ways for fund flowThe Official Creditor Committee (OCC), co-chaired by India, Japan, and France, reached an agreement with Sri Lanka on the main parameters of debt treatment, consistent with the IMF-supported Extended Fund Facility (EFF). This agreement allows for the first review of Sri Lankas EFF arrangement and the flow of funds. India, Japan, and France launched the multilateral coordination platform under the G20 India Presidency. Indias debt resolution sets a benchmark for middle-income countries. Sri Lanka faced its worst economic crisis with protests over fuel and essential commodity shortages. The OCC and Sri Lanka agreed on debt treatment, opening the way for IMF approval and future engagement with other creditors. The Paris Club, with representatives from various countries, plays a crucial role in finding solutions for payment difficulties.

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