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Sewerage projects worth Rs 2785 crore launched in Bihar

New Delhi : The pace of work on creation and rejuvenation of sewerage infrastructure in Bihar under the Centre's flagship Namami Gange programme has picked up pace with the foundation stones of several projects being laid recently.

Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of sewerage projects worth Rs 2785.23 crore in Chhapra earlier this week.

The projects will prevent the flow of 32 crore litre of sewage per day into the Ganga from 13 towns including Patna, Chhapra, Sonepur, Danapur, Maner, Phulwarishari, Bakhtiyarpur, Fatuha, Mokama, Begusarai, Khagaria, Munger and Bhagalpur.

Namami Gange sewerage infrastructure projects have been sanctioned in 18 towns of the state at a cost of over Rs 5,000 crore, a move that will help enhance the present sewage treatment capacity on Ganga towns from just 64 million litre per day (MLD) to 643 MLD.

In Patna, foundation stone of a sewage treatment plant with the capacity to treat 10 crore litre of sewage water per day has been laid at Digha. The project also includes sewer network of 288 km.

In Kankarbagh, foundation stone of another STP project with the capacity to treat 5 crore litre per day and sewer network of 150 km was given a go-ahead while in Phulwarishaif, a STP with 60 lakh litre per day treatment capacity, two additional STPs with a combined capacity of 70 lakh litre per day, one main pumping station, four projects of interception and diversion and three intermediate pumping stations were given the go-ahead.

Similarly, the foundation stones of various projects across Bakhtiyarpur, Fatuha, Mokama, Danapur, Maner, and Chhapra, among other towns were laid, along with inauguration of six ghats at Sonepur that have entailed cost of 19.75 crore.

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