As part of the Clean Ganga mission, the Centre has approved 20 additional projects worth INR 1900 crore for UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi and Uttarakhand.
The projects chiefly centre on setting up new STPs/sewage treatment plants, up gradation of existing STPs and laying sewage network in cities in the river basin.
Approved projects for Delhi include an STP at Okhla and pipelines in Pitampura and Kondli.
These projects were approved by EC of the National Mission for Clean Ganga on March 2, 2017.
The projects in the national capital come under NCMG approval. The central body deals with the Ganga river basin.
It covers the river and its tributaries including the Yamuna.
13 of the projects are in Uttarakhand.
A new sewage treatment plant is being set up in Haridwar as well. Other projects include 4 in Uttarakhand associated with pollution abatement works for Alaknanda.
For the Rishikesh project, a new MLD STP at Lakkar Ghat with online monitoring system has been approved.