Sewage treatment plants’ functioning flawed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 18, 2014 12:11 IST

The comptroller auditor general (CAG) of India has pointed out various irregularities and flawed functioning of the sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Haryana.

The CAG report which was tabled in state assembly recenty pointed out that 70 of 154 towns of Haryana had partial sewerage facilities, while remaining 84 had none. Stating that only 598 million litres per day (MLD) (50 %) of 1188 MLD sewage generated in the state was being treated, the CAG report said that there was an expenditure of Rs 323.96 crore on 158 incomplete urban sewerage schemes as of March 2013. Out of these, 41 schemes were awaiting completion for the last three to eight years.

The CAG report said that the STP for Bawal town constructed at a cost of Rs 5.48 crore had remained non-functional, while Rs 9.15-crore sewerage scheme for Kosli town in Rewari district stood abandoned since December 2009.

Likewise, the STP of Ganaur town though shown completed on September 30, 2010, was running without filter media, as a result of which waste-water was being discharged without treatment. The report said that as against generation of 200 MLD waste-water in Faridabad, only 94 MLD of wastewater was treated while the capacity of treating the waste-water was 160 MLD. Functioning of 18 STPs constructed under Yamuna action plan was not up to the mark as 229 of the 232 samples of these STPs were found to be below norms.

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