75 lakh litres of polluted water that’s being dumped into Ganga daily. (File)
An official engaged with the federal government’s Namami Gange mission has revealed that 75 lakh litres of polluted water is being dumped into the river Ganga daily.
Talking to ANI, Sumit Agarwal, senior mission supervisor at RK Engineers Gross sales Restricted, mentioned the pollution being dumped into the river shall be capped after the sewer therapy plant is constructed right here.
“75 lakh litres of polluted water that is being dumped into Ganga per day will be stopped after the construction of sewer treatment plant is completed,” he mentioned after he accompanied Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on an inspection of the sewer therapy plant in Rishikesh.
“Shekhawat-ji met us today and asked us to complete the project as soon as possible, we are working towards the same,” Mr Agarwal mentioned.
RK Engineers Gross sales Restricted agency has taken up the work for sewer crops in Haridwar and Rishikesh as a part of Namami Gange.
“In Haridwar, we have completed our work before the stipulated time. In Rishikesh, we are planning to make two small grinder pumps (SGPs) of 5 MLD that will be commissioned in August and 7.5 MLD that will be commissioned in December,” Mr Agarwal mentioned, including, “Three sewers of 7.5 MLD, running directly into the Ganga river, will be capped. These are the most polluted sewers of Rishikesh.”