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Stop contaminated water from falling into Yamuna: CM Khattar

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The Haryana Chief Minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar has directed for preventing contaminated water falling into river Yamuna.

Chairing a meeting of the Haryana Water Supply and Sewerage Board on Thursday evening, the CM directed the Public Health Engineering Department to start a pilot project in Panipat for the treatment of contaminated water.

Once successful, the model would be replicated in other parts of the state he said adding that efforts should be made to ensure that not even a single drop of contaminated water fall into river Yamuna, Khattar said.

He asked the department to implement a technology through which water could be utilized at the same place where it would be treated and first priority should be given to irrigation.

It was informed in the meeting that for 21 towns located alongwith the catchment area of river Ghaggar in Haryana, 19 Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) have already been set up whereas the process is underway for the setting up of two STPs in Ambala Sadar and Thanesar towns.

Meanwhile, the Board has approved over Rs 1650 Crore for improvement of drinking water supply facilities, sewerage system in rural and urban areas and storm water drainage facilities in the urban areas of the State.

The Board, also approved funds for the 2444 ongoing schemes and 1359 new schemes. The meeting was informed that a target has been for the improvement of drinking water supply facilities in 272 habitations or rural areas and in the urban areas, construction and commissioning of 15 sewage treatment plants and improvement of water supply, sewerage and storm water drainage system in various towns of the State during the year 2018-19.