Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Funds for reducing pollution in rivers, 02/05/2016

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Funds for reducing pollution in rivers, 02/05/2016. It is the responsibility of the State Governments/ concerned local bodies to set up proper facilities for collection, transportation and treatment of sewage being generated and ensure that untreated sewage does not fall into the rivers thereby polluting them. This Ministry has been supplementing the efforts of the State Governments in abatement of pollution in identified stretches of various rivers under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) and NGRBA (National Ganga River Basin Authority) programmes. The NGRBA programme along with work of Ganga & its tributaries is with Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation from 01/08/2014 onwards. Sewage treatment capacity of 5169 million litres per day (mld) has been created so far under the NRCP & NGRBA (till 31/7/2014) programmes.