Question raised in Lok Sabha on Discharge of Untreated Sewage into Rivers, 01/08/2017

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Discharge of Untreated Sewage into Rivers, 01/08/2017 As per a report published by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in March, 2015, the sewage generation from urban areas in the country is estimated at 61,948 million litres per day (mld), against which a sewage treatment capacity of 23,277 mld is available. The State-wise details are given at Annexure-I. The remaining untreated sewage either flows into rivers and other water bodies or percolates into the ground. State-wise details of rivers covered under National River Conservation Plan are at Annexure-II.

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