Setting Up ETPs And STPs To Clean Ganga
The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti at the inaugural meet of the project on Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies, in New Delhi on April 17, 2016. (Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)
National Mission for Clean Ganga under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) announced the formal launch of Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (CGRBMS) in New Delhi on April 17. The Ministry signed a 10 year Memorandum of Agreement with IITK for provision of continual scientific support in the implementation and dynamic evolution of the Ganga River Basin Management Plan.
Delivering the keynote address on the occasion, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti explained in detail why the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies is needed for the mission and how important is this collaboration. She said, “We are trying to make a framework where opinions from all the people across the globe who are interested in our rivers should be invited.”
The Minister said we are focusing on cleaning the Ganga by setting up Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) and Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs). Sushri Bharti said, “These are the issues which can be solved by procuring the technologies around the world. But what is important here is how to ensure continuous flow in the rivers.” To solve this, efforts needs to be done by each and every one which includes government authorities, academicians, researchers etc., the Minister added.