The Haryana government has decided to construct four sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Kurukshetra district.
After laying the foundation stone of one such plant at Narkatari village located on the outskirts of Kurukshetra city on Monday, public health minister Kiran Chaudhary said the plant was designed to meet the requirements of next 30 years.
She said a 99-km sewage network line would be laid in the city for the scientific disposal of the waste.
“The state government will spend more than `62 crore on the STPs at Pehowa, Ladwa and Shahbad towns of Kurukshetra district. It will benefit the cities and help in the developing the places amid environment friendly atmosphere,” she said.
According to officials, the holy city of Kurukshetra had population of 1.55 lakh in 2011 and it is expected to touch 2.70 lakh by 2041.
The STPs, which will be built on 18 acres on Kurukshetra-Pehowa road, will have the capacity to treat 25 million liter water per day.
The minister urged the people to make judicious use of water and said that the state government was committed to provide safe drinking water.