PMRDA plans 23 STPs along Indrayani

  • | Wednesday | 13th December, 2023

Pune: The PMRDA has sent a detailed report for the first phase of the Indrayani river rejuvenation project proposing 23 sewage treatment plants along the river to the National River Conservation Directorate.The detailed project report (DPR) has been sent for approval and the 23 STPswould be built in different villages under the jurisdiction of the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA), from where the Indrayani river passes.A total of 82km of the river would be covered by this project and Rs540 crore would be spent on it, Deepak Singla, the additional commissioner of PMRDA, said.Different modern techniques had been proposed in the plan to ensure that the river passing through the PMRDA area was not polluted, Singla said. Officials are awaiting approval from the National River Conservation Directorate (NRDC) to start the work on the ground. The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation and the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation are preparing similar DPRs for the project, as the Indrayani river passes through areas under their jurisdiction. A majority of villages from where the river passes fall within PMRDAs jurisdiction and there is only domestic effluent discharge in these areas. The industrial effluent discharge is mostly from the MIDC region, another PMRDA official said.The Indrayani river rejuvenation project would be carried out in three phases. Making the river pollution-free is the first phase. River-widening and beautification under the riverfront development project would be done in the second and the third phase of the project. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs1,545 crore and 60% of the cost would be borne by the central government and 40% by the state.We also published the following articles recentlyNWDA: Godavari basin states to meet on river linking projectThe NWDA is convening a meeting with the Godavari basin states to finalize the roadmap for the Godavari-Krishna-Pennar link project. It plans to divert 247 tmc ft of water from the Godavari to the Krishna and then to the Pennar basin. The NWDA aims to take 2.2 tmc ft of water per day between June and October. It also wants to utilize 141 tmc ft of unutilized water from Chhattisgarh and 106 tmc ft of surplus water. The objections raised by AP and Telangana are pending clearance by the Centre.Discharge of partially treated wastewater adds to river woesThe non-availability of freshwater and the discharge of partially treated wastewater from 18 drains into the Yamuna are the reasons for the deterioration of water quality downstream of Wazirabad, according to a report by the Central Pollution Control Board. The report also highlights that the water quality in the Asgarpur-Hasanpur stretch in Haryana is poor due to the discharge of wastewater from Faridabad and Palwal. Additionally, wastewater from Ghaziabad, Noida, and Greater Noida is also impacting the water quality. The report further mentions that only four drains in Delhi are complying with the general standards for discharge of environmental pollutants into the inland water surface.Kerala couple die as SUV falls into river Kollidam in TrichyA couple from Kerala died after their SUV fell into the river Kollidam from a bridge on Trichy Chennai National Highway. The deceased, S Srinath and his wife Arathi, were on their way to Chennai from Kerala when the accident occurred. Srinath, who was driving the SUV, lost control of the vehicle and it rammed the retaining wall of the bridge before plunging into the Kollidam. The bodies of the couple were recovered by the fire and rescue service personnel and taken to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in Trichy for postmortem. The family members of the deceased couple have been informed.

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