Urban Sewerage

Last Updated on : Monday, Jun 17 2019 1:03PM

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Out of 623 towns of the State only 55 towns have partial sewerage facility and out of 51 towns having population more than 1 lac as per 2001 census, 14 towns still do not have sewerage system at all. Sewage treatment plants in 15 important towns located along rivers Ganga, Yamuna & Gomti have been constructed under Ganga Action Plan launched in the year 1985, details of which are given below:

SL.No. Program
Name of Town
Production of waste water in Million litre per day. No. of STPs constructed Total capacity of STPs in Million litre per day. Percentage of waste water treated
A- Ganga Action Plan
1 Farrukhabad 9.0 1 2.7 30
2 Kanpur 371.0 3 171.0 46
3 Allahabad 210.0 1 60.0 29
4 Varanasi 309.0 3 101.8 33
5 Mirzapur 23.0 1 14.0 61
Sub -Total 922.0 9 349.5 38
B-Yamuna Action Plan
1 Saharanpur 55.0 1 38.00 69
2 Muzaffar Nagar 50.0 1 32.50 65
3 Ghaziabab 150.0 3 129.00 86
4 Noida 70.0 3 70.00 100
5 Vrindaban 12.5 2 4.50 36
6 Mathura 30.0 2 28.09 94
7 Agra 212.0 3 90.25 43
8 Etawah 17.0 1 10.00 59
Sub -Total 596.5 16 402.25 67
C-Gomti Action Plan
1 Lucknow 345.0 1 42.0 12.1
2 Sultanpur 7.0 1 1.7 24.2
Sub- Total 352.0 2 43.7 12.4
GRAND TOTAL 1870.5 27 795.54 42.5

Some additional sewerage works with in the radius of 5 Kms. of Taj Mahal are under construction at Agra town under Taj Trapezium Zone Program. During financial year 2005-06 a provision of Rs. 123.20 crores was made in the state budget for sewerage facilities in Varanasi, Rampur, Kanauuj, Ballia, Banda, Azamgarh, Kanpur, Etwah, Pratapgarh, Mainpuri, Gunnaur, Gawan and Babrala towns. Such whopping provision has been made for the first time ever.

The present status of sewerage in 623 towns and one industrial town of Noida is as follows:
Total townsTowns with SewerageTowns without Sewerage
623+1 54+1=55 569

To combat the environmental degradation and health hazards following salient measures are proposed in the sewerage sector during the Tenth Five year Plan Period.

  • Rehabilitation and strengthening of sewerage systems in 55 towns
  • Introduction of sewerage system in remaining towns having population (Year 2001) of more than 1lakh
The financial projections, to take care of above propositions are as follows
S. No.DetailsRs. (carore)
1. Rehabilitation and strengthening of the existing system and laying of branch sewers in presently covered areas of 55 towns Rs. 2000 Crore
2. Extension of existing system to new areas of 55 towns Rs. 3000 Crore
3. Sewerage systems for remaining towns having population (year 2001) of more than 1 lakh Rs. 4000 Crore
4. Sewage Treatment Plants in addition to the ones installed under River Action Plan, in above towns Rs. 2000 Crore
TOTAL Rs 11000 Crore
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