Prime Minister Dedicates An Underground Sewerage System & Three Sewage Treatment Plants In Maharashtra
2019-01-10 Announcements Construction Western India
The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation, an Underground Sewerage System and three Sewage Treatment Plants with a total capacity of 102.50 Million Litres per Day (MLD) in Solapur, Maharashtra. This will increase the sewer coverage of the town and improve sanitation in the city. It will replace the existing system and also connect to the trunk sewers being implemented under AMRUT Mission. Solapur has been entrusted to implement core infrastructure elements, under the Smart Cities Mission of the Government of India. Improving sewage treatment and water supply have been given priority under the Mission, especially given the need to augment the sewage treatment capacity of the city, in accordance with its rising population. The underground sewerage system and three STPs (at Degaon, Kumthe and Pratapnagar) have been developed to address this need. The Degaon STP generates approx. 350 kWh Electricity generated through Anaerobic Digestion Process (Generation of Methane Gas), which is utilized to power pumping machinery in the same STP. The whole system is on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). The parameters of treated sewage are much above requirement of MPCB norms.