Lucknow: The government is continuously running many schemes for cleaning the river Ganga, yet the filth in the river Ganga is increasing. The government will now clean and sell the drain water coming out of the Ganges. For this the government is preparing an important plan and the dirty water coming out of the Ganga will be cleaned and sold to the people. This will not only clean the Ganga, but will also help in revenue generation.
According to an estimate, 12,000 million liters (MLD) of sewage water is generated every day from the cities along the banks of river Ganga.
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) Director General (DG) Ashok Kumar informed that the agency will be established in Mathura within 1 month. It will start selling treated water to Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).
For this a project of 20 MLD is being started. For this work will be started within 1 month. The water of the Ganges will be cleaned and made suitable for a bath, after which it will be sent.
Kumar said the purified water is suitable for bathing. It is suitable for industries. Hence the clean water can be sold to industries. This will also reduce the use of good water from rivers in industries. Talking about growing medicinal plants in the river bed, Kumar said that talks are also going on with the Ministry of AYUSH on how medicinal plants can be cultivated in the river bed under natural farming.
He also said that talks are on with companies to do such farming. If this project goes ahead, it will increase the means of livelihood for the farmers.