New Delhi: Cleaning of Yamuna is also part of the Namami Gange Mission and Government of India has been supplementing the efforts of the States for checking the rising level of pollution of river Yamuna, a tributary of River Ganga, by providing financial assistance to States of Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in phased manner since 1993 under the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP). The total expenditure incurred on conservation of river Yamuna under the YAP Phase – I & II is Rs. 1514.70 crore.
Under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP), till 31.07.2014 an amount of Rs. 18.05 crore was sanctioned for pollution abatement of river Shipra in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh and STP capacity of 55.46 Mld (Million Litres per Day) has been created. No projects so far have been sanctioned under Namami Gange for Shipra River. Further an amount of Rs.427.66 Crs have been released for projects under Namami Gange.
Cleaning of river is a continuous process and Government of India has so far, sanctioned a total of 17 projects for Yamuna river under Namami Gange at an estimated cost of Rs. 3941.73 crore, for creation and rehabilitation of STP capacity of approx. 1772 MLD. The breakup of these projects are as per:
- Delhi: 11 projects – Rs.2361.08crore
- UP: 3 projects – Rs.1347.5 crore
- Haryana: 2 projects – Rs.217.87 crore
- Himachal Pradesh: 1 projects – Rs.15.07crore
Out of these 17 projects, 2 projects of Panipat and Sonipat in Haryana have been completed which has resulted in creation of new sewage treatment capacity of 70 MLD and rehabilitation of existing STPs of 75 MLD capacity. The rest 15 projects are at different stages of implementation.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr. Satya Pal Sing in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.