VARANASI: After failing to procure land for setting up sewage treatment plant based on Up-flow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) Process technology at Sathwa, the Ganga Pollution Control unit of UP Jal Nigam (UPJN) is all set to switch over to 'combi-treat-improved sequential batch reactor' technology for the proposed STPs. This move aims at reducing the requirement of land as well as getting better results than the existing conventional technology of wastewater treatment.
Under the second phase of the Ganga Action Plan, the UPJN had proposed to create one STP of 120 MLD, sanctioned under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), at Sathwa in 2003. Later, the agency decided to establish one more STP of 140 MLD capacity, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), at the same venue. The land acquisition department was given Rs 3,545.35 lakh to acquire 43.537 hectare land of 408 farmers in 2010-11. However, due to the protest of farmers, the process could not be completed so far. Read more
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