ONI Bureau: In a significant drive to sanitation & waste management, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated five Septage Treatment Plants (STPs) in five cities of the state on Friday, an initiatives under AMRUT.
CM inaugurated the facilities through video conferencing in five cities – Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Rourkela, Sambalpur and Puri, respectively.
The treatment plants would help to reduce the water pollution caused due to municipal liquid wastes and drainage problems in the state.
- A 75 KLD capacity septage treatment plant constructed in Bhubaneswar at a cost of Rs 3.54 crore will benefit more than 2 lakh people. A solar plant of 10 KW capacities has also been installed.
- 50 KLD septage treatment plant set up at a cost of Rs 1.74 crore. This plant will benefit nearly 1.21 lakh people in Puri.
- The 40 KLD septage treatment plant inaugurated in Berhampur will benefit almost 95,700 people of this city.
- Another 40 KLD septage treatment plant has been inaugurated in Rourkela. This plant will benefit 97,500 people of the city.
- A 20 KLD septage treatment plant has been inaugurated in Sambalpur. This plant will benefit a population of about 48,700 people.
Congratulations to people & Govt of Odisha
In a significant impetus to sanitation & waste mgmt, 5 septage treatment plants under AMRUT have been inaugurated today
4 of these are based on cost effective DEWATS technology requiring least mechanical & electrical interventions (1/6) pic.twitter.com/9Kp9PXUetK
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