Sewage treatment: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Namami Gange: Six Mega Projects, “Ganga Avalokan” to be inaugurated

Published: September 29, 2020

On 29 September, 2020, PM Modi is to inaugurate six mega projects under Namami Gange Mission through video conference. About the Projects The projects to be inaugurated are as follows Construction of 68 MLD STP Upgradation of 27 MLD at Jagjeetpur, Haridwar Construction of 68 MLD Jagjeetpur Project Inauguration of 26 MLD in Rishikesh Construction ..

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Ministry of Urban Affairs releases advisories on Waste Management

Published: June 6, 2020

On June 5, 2020, the Ministry of Urban Affairs released series of advisories on Effective waste management. The advisories were issued as a part of World Environment Day celebration. Highlights The three advisories released are as follows Advisory on Material Recovery Facilities for Municipal Solid Waste Advisory on Landfill Reclamation On-site and Off-site Sewage Management ..

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Lock Down improves water quality of Ganges

Published: April 29, 2020

The Lock Down imposed in the country on March 22, 2020 has improved air quality and water quality. According to CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board), 40 million litres of waste water enters water bodies. The Ganges The water pollution of a river is measured based on Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD). The Ganga has become dump ..

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COVID Action Collab: Platform to test COVID-19 in Sewage

Published: April 28, 2020

The COVID Action Collab is an initiative by group of experts. The main aim of the initiative is to address issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. It especially focuses on the poor and the vulnerable. The organization is now to test sewage for the presence of COVId-19 virus. Over 150 organizations have come together to ..

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GoI flagship scheme, AMRUT extended by 2 years

Published: December 18, 2019

On December 18, 2019, the Government of India extended the deadline of its flagship scheme AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) by two more years. The mission was launched in 2015 by PM Modi promising 139 lakh water connections and 145 lakh sewer connections by March 2020. The expenditure of the mission was ..

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