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Cleaning and rejuvenation of rivers is a continuous process, and Central Government is supplementing the efforts of the State Governments and Union Territories in addressing the challenges of pollution abatement of rivers by providing financial and technical assistance through National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) for identified polluted river stretches. Under NRCP, various pollution abatement works relating to interception & diversion of raw sewage, construction of sewerage systems, setting up of sewage treatment plants, low cost sanitation, river front/bathing ghat development, public participation & awareness programme, etc are taken.

State/ Union Territory-wise details of sewage treatment plants sanctioned, constructed and  capacity created in million liters per day (MLD) since 2018 till date under NRCP are as under

S.No.State/UTs NameSewage Treatment Capacity Sanctioned (MLD)No. of Sewage Treatment Plants SanctionedSewage Treatment Capacity Created (MLD)No. of Sewage Treatment Plants setup.
1Gujarat250.003748.001
2Jammu & Kashmir13.603
3.Manipur17.002
4.Sikkim3.2511.601

This information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Rattan Lal Kataria in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

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