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613 million litres sewage to flow through Sabarmati river in next five years

Updated: Mar 1st, 2024

Sabarmati River

The standing committee of the Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has approved works worth ₹778 cr under World Bank funding at the city’s Sabarmati River.

A 375 MLD (million litres per day) sewage treatment plant (STP) is to be built in the Vasna area, and other operational plants are to be upgraded under this project, which will take five years to complete.

For these five years, the river will flow with 613 MLD of untreated water.

Ahmedabad generates 1,693 MLD of sewage every day. Against which, under the National Green Tribunal (NGT) norms, only 413 MLD water is treated.

The city treats 667 MLD of sewage every day under non-NGT norms, and 613 MLD of untreated sewage is dumped into the river.

The plants currently operational in Ahmedabad possess a strength of 617 MLD.

It is noteworthy that a ‘zero discharge policy’ was assured to be implemented in the city regarding the released sewage water, for which an affidavit was also filed in the Gujarat High Court by the AMC.

This issue was taken up through a public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the HC.

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