Cleaning Ganga: Varanasi to get 2 new STPs by March Next Year


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi will soon get two sewage treatment plants as part of the government’s bid to curb Ganga water pollution.

The sewage treatment plants, having a total 260 million litres daily capacity, will be commissioned at Varanasi’s Dinapur and Goitha before March next year. The government had recently awarded the contract for constructing 50 MLD (million litres daily) capacity STP at Ramana in Varanasi. 
Must Do Takeaways from the Above News:
  • Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household sewage. STP stands for Sewage Treatment Plants.
  • Varanasi is one of the ancient city along the banks of Ganges is one of the sacred Hindu cities in India.
  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is situated in Varanasi and serves as an attractive study destination for students.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is a public airport located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
Source- The Economic Times

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