Yogi Govt plans STP for every city with population of one lakh

Lucknow :  In its bid to cope with the burden of growing population on cities, the Uttar Pradesh Government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is planning to set up Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) in every city with population of one lakh. The Government has already set the target to have STPs for 70 percent of UP’s population in the next two years.

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0, the Yogi Government recently approved the City Sanitation Action Plan in 160 urban bodies of the state to provide relief to a large population from the problem of sewerage. It will be followed by preparation of a detailed City Sanitation Action Plan, presenting the complete details of sewerage management in the state, the present status of sewer network, STP and FSTP reports, statistics of main drains and drains of municipal bodies, gap analysis, while chalking out a strategy as per target. Apart from this, the cost estimate for the proposed project will also be included in the plan. A DPR will be prepared regarding the strengthening, blocking and mode of drains till the sewer network and STP in the core sanitation zone.

It is notable that the Yogi government is implementing several schemes regarding cleanliness in the state and strengthening facilities in cities according to population. In many areas, the problem of sewerage has been resolved also with establishment of STPs while, the Government is preparing an action plan for big cities on mission mode.

The government is preparing a list of core sanitation zones of the state is being prepared by the government. It is estimated that only 30 percent of the area in each district is urban area, where more than 50 percent of the population of the district resides. Therefore, the government is focusing on strengthening sewer line and sewage treatment facilities in densely populated areas.

Apart from setting up sewerage treatment plants in each of the bodies with a population of one lakh for used water management, the Government also plans to build pumping stations and adequate number of septic tanks. The funds for these will be provided by the State Government, urban local bodies and the 15th Finance Commission. The estimated costs will be determined in accordance with the size of population in a particular city. For example, the costs of cities with a population of more than one million, upto one million and one lakh will be in the descending order.

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