Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Rs. 4793 crores spend for cleaning of polluted rivers

An amount of Rs. 254 crores has been provided in the budget for the year 2007-08 for pollution Abatement works under the National River Conservation Plan

An amount of Rs. 254 crores has been provided in the budget for the year 2007-08 for pollution Abatement works under the National River Conservation Plan.
It covers 164 towns in the country along with polluted stretches of 35 identified rivers spread over 20 states at a sanctioned cost of Rs. 4793 crores. Till June, 2007 Rs. 2617 crores has been incurred the pollution abatement works are implemented through Implementing Agencies nominated by the State Governments for this purpose.
A study has been conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board in the year 2001. 71 polluted stretches identified across the country having the Biochemical Oxygen Demand , a key parameter indicating organic pollution, greater than 6 mg/l.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Sh Namo Narain Meena. in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.