Kanpur: No untreated industrial, household waste to flow into Ganga

Updated:9 months ago IST

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 21 (ANI): Kanpur, a densely populated industrial city in Uttar Pradesh is located on the banks of Ganga. The city, with an estimated population of 32 lakhs generates 450 million litres of sewage and other solid waste every day. It has some 400 tanneries which produces toxic effluents. The untreated sewage from city’s 16 major drains has been directly flowing into River Ganga for a long time. To prevent this, the National Mission for Clean Ganga, under its Namami Gange program, sanctioned projects worth Rs. 2,192 crores for Kanpur zone to prevent the flow of sewage water into the river. Its major tasks included restricting 250 million litres of untreated sewage water by tapping major drains. Sisamau Nullah, which produces 140 MLD of domestic sewage every day, has completely been tapped. The untreated water from this Nullah has been diverted to Bangawan and Jajmau Sewage Treatment Plants. This drain was infamous for the pollution it was causing to River Ganga for the past many decades.

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