Maharashtra Cabinet approved the first phase of sewage treatment in 391 ubran local bodies across the State. The urban development department’s proposal has been moved for the cabinet nod.
Nearly 9758.57 million litre of sewage is generated per day in the jurisdiction of 391 urban local bodies in the state. Of which the sewage treatment facility for 7747.24 million liter per day, which is 79 per cent but not adequate as per the National Green Tribunal's recent order. Sewage treatment of additional 2011.91 million liter per day will have to be developed as per the NGT order.
The capacity augmentation will need Rs 2,820 crore which the state government hopes to mop from the Centre under the AMRUT Mission and the Maharashtra Suvarna Jayanti Nagarotthan Maha-Abhiyan. The state cabinet gave its approval for this first phase.
The second phase comprises of putting in place decentralized septage management in 391 urban local body areas. The funds for the same will be mobilized from the Centre's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.