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The Non-functional sewage plant at a Ludhiana dyeing unit.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana dyeing unit faces action after STP found non-functional

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Fine of 20 lakh earlier imposed on owner when the National Green Tribunal’s monitoring committee had visited the unit and found its sewage treatment plant not working
Buddha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
Buddha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)

NGT urged to collect sample from Buddha Nullah when industries are shut

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Local NGO says pollution in the nullah has significantly come down when industry units are not operating
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Chandigarh admn sets the ball rolling to save Sukhna

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 12:40 AM IST
Tender floated for 2MLD sewage treatment plant near Kishangarh
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Will install 48 STPs to prevent sewage flow into Ghaggar: Bajwa

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:11 PM IST
The minister announced this on the floor of the House on a calling attention moved by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Harinder Singh Chandumajra.
File photo of the Mithi river in Mumbai.(HT)
File photo of the Mithi river in Mumbai.(HT)

15 years since plan for sewers, Mithi remains polluted

HT | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 07:47 AM IST
While it has been 15 years since the sewer lines were planned, the Mithi revival project is moving at a snail’s pace.
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Upgrade STPs or face the music: NGT to Chandigarh MC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:26 AM IST
Tribunal says failure to meet new effluent discharge standards by December 2020 will invite 10 lakh fine every month
The GMDA, on July 16 this year, had sent notices to 366 STP owners directing them to install online analysers by August 31 as it does not have any record of whether these STPs function properly or if they dispose untreated sewer into city’s natural drains.(HT image)
The GMDA, on July 16 this year, had sent notices to 366 STP owners directing them to install online analysers by August 31 as it does not have any record of whether these STPs function properly or if they dispose untreated sewer into city’s natural drains.(HT image)

Builders move NGT, ask govt to upgrade sewage treatment

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 05:08 AM IST
The developers, in their petition, mentioned an earlier order of the NGT directing the Maharashtra government to upgrade its STPs to meet the city’s requirements rather than forcing developers to install online analysers.
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27 crore sewage treatment plant to be set up in Zirakpur village

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 12:55 AM IST
The shifting of Dhakoli police station to Sanoli village near Delhi Public School (DPS) was also approved.
The BMC will set up sewers along 17-km of its banks and nine STPs at a cost of Rs 45.28 crore.(HT image)
The BMC will set up sewers along 17-km of its banks and nine STPs at a cost of Rs 45.28 crore.(HT image)

BMC’s operation clean-up for Poisar, Dahisar rivers begins

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 02:47 AM IST
The Poisar river originates in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and meets the sea at Marve creek.
Thousands of farmers, including Mohar Singh (above) are forced to depend upon the polluted Hindon to irrigate their fields.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Thousands of farmers, including Mohar Singh (above) are forced to depend upon the polluted Hindon to irrigate their fields.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

Untapped drains, under-used STPs continue to pollute Hindon, Yamuna rivers

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2019 12:46 PM IST
The Hindon river gets untreated discharge of about 371 MLD, largely due to the misspent installed STPs, as well as untapped drains.
A sewage treatment plant at Jamalpur in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
A sewage treatment plant at Jamalpur in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)

Failed water samples, rising pollution, PPCB had enough reason to drag MC to court

By Harvinder Kaur, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Biannual report of water samples collected from Jamalpur STP outlet reveal that contaminants in the water are beyond the permissible limits set by Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change
Gurugram’s Badkal lake.(HT Photo)
Gurugram’s Badkal lake.(HT Photo)

Faridabad’s Badkal lake to be given new lease of life as tourist centre

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 12:48 PM IST
The Haryana government is now making a concerted effort to revive these water bodies which — due to the influence of urbanisation, illegal groundwater extraction and mining in the Aravallis — have been worn to a shadow of their former selves, ecologically and culturally speaking.
The committee has urged the court to ask the state government to re-examine the proposal, as by the time these projects are ready, the population of these areas will increase.(HT Photo)
The committee has urged the court to ask the state government to re-examine the proposal, as by the time these projects are ready, the population of these areas will increase.(HT Photo)

No decentralised STP in Delhi even after four years of green court order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:06 AM IST
An NGT-appointed committee that submitted the report said the government has not even started the process of acquiring land for the project.
The CEO and vice chairman of DJB could not be contacted for their comments despite repeated attempts. Phone calls went unanswered.(HT Photo)
The CEO and vice chairman of DJB could not be contacted for their comments despite repeated attempts. Phone calls went unanswered.(HT Photo)

‘Only 20% of treated waste water being used in Delhi’: National Green Tribunal

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:01 AM IST
As far as the treated water being produced at the various Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) in industrial areas is concerned, only 10% of this is being utilised. It takes more than R22,000 to treat each MGD of waste water.
Residents of the Hiranandani Heritage in Kandivli (West) have also taken efforts to reduce excess wastage of water.(Shashi S Kashyap/HT)
Residents of the Hiranandani Heritage in Kandivli (West) have also taken efforts to reduce excess wastage of water.(Shashi S Kashyap/HT)

Mumbai housing society recycles one lakh litre wastewater daily

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 08:26 AM IST
The residents also treat organic waste at source
Haryana State Pollution Control Board officials said the plant will be inspected in a day or two, in compliance with the central pollution watchdog’s orders.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Haryana State Pollution Control Board officials said the plant will be inspected in a day or two, in compliance with the central pollution watchdog’s orders.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

CPCB orders inspection of Gurugram sewage plant

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 02:48 AM IST
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is the custodian authority of the STP, which treats 218 million litres daily (MLD).
A DLF-2 resident covers his face while walking past the sewage treatment plant at DLF Cyber City.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A DLF-2 resident covers his face while walking past the sewage treatment plant at DLF Cyber City.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘Toxic gases’ from Gurugram’s Cyber City STP worry residents

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 08:02 AM IST
Operational in the basement of Cyber City, the STP’s exhaust pipes open up at road level near lanes N3 and N1 of DLF Phase 2, Team HT found during a spot visit on Sunday.
A ubiquitous spirit of giving back to the society is what bonds the residents in the condominium.(HT Photo)
A ubiquitous spirit of giving back to the society is what bonds the residents in the condominium.(HT Photo)

A condo that thrives on empathy

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kankana Roy Jain
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 04:24 AM IST
Ramaswamy, a retired corporate professional and a resident of the condo, said that the condo is a rare one that does not sleep.
“The incident occurred around noon when about 50 labourers were working with hollow blocks and cement on centering inside the tank for the sewage treatment plant, spread over a 30-acre plot,” said the official.(HT Photo)
“The incident occurred around noon when about 50 labourers were working with hollow blocks and cement on centering inside the tank for the sewage treatment plant, spread over a 30-acre plot,” said the official.(HT Photo)

3 killed in Bengaluru water tank collapse

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 07:51 AM IST
Nearly 20 other workers who were buried in the debris were rescued by the police, fire and national disaster rescue team personnel and have been admitted to hospitals for treatment.
SIP allows you to choose a fixed amount of money to invest on a fixed date every month, for a certain period in a mutual fund scheme.(Bloomberg File Photo)
SIP allows you to choose a fixed amount of money to invest on a fixed date every month, for a certain period in a mutual fund scheme.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Decoding Systematic investment plans , Systematic Withdrawal Plan and Systematic Transfer Plan

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 11:29 AM IST
Understanding Systematic investment plans, Systematic Withdrawal Plan and Systematic Transfer Plan
The area once used to be a fly ash pond when the Rajghat power plant was operational, till 2015.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The area once used to be a fly ash pond when the Rajghat power plant was operational, till 2015.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Jal Board to turn abandoned Rajghat fly ash pond into 40-acre lake in three years

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 05:12 AM IST
This is the sixth artificial lake that the Delhi government has planned to come up with after the ones that has proposed at Timarpur, Rohini, Nilothi, Dwarka and Najafgarh.
A flock of Nilgai, at Botanical Garden, in Noida, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Authorities are planning a facelift for the garden by the end of this year.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
A flock of Nilgai, at Botanical Garden, in Noida, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Authorities are planning a facelift for the garden by the end of this year.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Noida’s Botanic Garden to be revamped, get lakes, boating facility

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Kushagra Dixit
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Taking leads from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew of the UK, the Botanic Garden, Noida will also establish at least five planned climate controlled gardens at specially identified region of its 164-acre premises.
Notably, industrial and domestic discharge from these industrial cities was the main source of pollution in the Yamuna water.(HT Photo)
Notably, industrial and domestic discharge from these industrial cities was the main source of pollution in the Yamuna water.(HT Photo)

Yamuna: CPCB tells state to ensure STPs are augmented

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Neeraj Mohan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 04:18 AM IST
In the letter, of which HT has a copy, the Haryana government has been told to make STP installed at Rathdana village of Sonepat district operational.
The Noida authority is already reusing treated water from five STPS.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
The Noida authority is already reusing treated water from five STPS.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Treated waste water from Noida Sector 168 STP to irrigate green belts, parks

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput, Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2019 11:32 AM IST
The Noida authority had on May 17, 2017, started the project of connecting the Sector 168 STP with nearby green areas via pipelines. The objective behind this project was to stop the misuse of groundwater for irrigation purposes and to make sure that untreated waste did not go into the Yamuna.
Four hundred families of Palm Grove Heights, developed by Ardee Infrastructure at Sector 52, have decided to take over the maintenance of the society in their own hands from the builder from May 1 onwards, if the developer does not comply with the senior town planner’s (STP) directives.(HT File PHOTO)
Four hundred families of Palm Grove Heights, developed by Ardee Infrastructure at Sector 52, have decided to take over the maintenance of the society in their own hands from the builder from May 1 onwards, if the developer does not comply with the senior town planner’s (STP) directives.(HT File PHOTO)

Gurugram’s Palm Grove Heights gives ultimatum to builder to hand over maintenance

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 09:02 AM IST
The Palm Grove Heights Apartment Owners Association (PGHAOA) on Friday sent a reminder to Ardee Infrastructure to hand over the society’s maintenance in a follow-up to a letter written to the builder by senior town planning department on March 20.
Nearly half of the operational Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in Delhi do not meet permissible water quality standards, a report prepared by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has revealed.(Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Nearly half of the operational Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in Delhi do not meet permissible water quality standards, a report prepared by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has revealed.(Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Half of operational sewage treatment plants don’t meet water quality standards: Report

New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 03:33 AM IST
The report, prepared with data from December 16, 2018-January 28, 2019, from 33 STPs run by the Delhi Jal Board, was submitted to the two-member Yamuna pollution monitoring panel set up by the National Green Tribunal in February.
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued a notice to the Luksar jail authorities for not maintaining the sewage treatment plant on campus and burning municipal waste generated within the premises.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued a notice to the Luksar jail authorities for not maintaining the sewage treatment plant on campus and burning municipal waste generated within the premises.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Notice to Luksar jail for improper waste management

Noida | By Snehil Sinha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2019 03:11 AM IST
The notice was issued after a complaint was filed on the Integrated Grievance Redressal System (IGRS) to the department regarding pollution caused by the jail.
A view of a pilot Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) that is built with pebbles and plants, at Bawana, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
A view of a pilot Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) that is built with pebbles and plants, at Bawana, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Delhi government planning 16 ‘natural STPs’ to treat sewage entering Yamuna

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2019 01:30 PM IST
The natural sewage treatment plant (STP) comprises of a sedimentation tank where the sewage is allowed to stand for the total suspended solids to settle down. Water is then passed through four chambers and multiple compartments, which have beds of pebbles of various sizes. This stage filters the sewage.
The river, which meets the Arabian Sea at Mahim creek, starts at the Vihar and Powai lakes and passes through several areas of the city’s suburbs.(HT PHOTO)
The river, which meets the Arabian Sea at Mahim creek, starts at the Vihar and Powai lakes and passes through several areas of the city’s suburbs.(HT PHOTO)

Mithi River an open drain, another 2005-like deluge inevitable in Mumbai: Panel report to SC

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 05:26 PM IST
Encroachments, dumping of waste made the river a drain, city prone to 2005-like floods
A senior official from Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) said the process to divert nullah water from the drinking zone is underway.(HT photo)
A senior official from Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) said the process to divert nullah water from the drinking zone is underway.(HT photo)

‘Criminal to dump sewage in drinking water zone of Ulhas river’

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2018 12:07 AM IST
A sewage treatment plant (STP) that was supposed to come up along the river, as per Supreme Court order in November 2017, is still under-construction, says Vanashakti
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