now sewage from delhi to be treated

NOIDA: The Noida Authority plans to treat the waste water flowing into the city from Delhi at its sewage treatment plants (STPs). The purified water would be used by the Authority for irrigating green belts, construction and other purposes. IIT-Roorkee has been told to conduct a feasibility study for the project. It will submit its report within a month.

About half a dozen drains empty into Noida every day. These drains flow from New Ashok Nagar and other areas of Delhi adjacent to Noida. The sewage would be channelized to the STPs soon after it enters the city to prevent pollution further downstream.

"So far, we have been unable to check the pollution caused by these drains. The Authority has been fielding complaints about air pollution," said Samakant Srivastava, PE (Jal), Noida Authority.

Officials said the waste water flowing through the drains also contaminates the city's groundwater sources. Noida has been categorized as a critically polluted area by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), and the untreated sewage plays a major role.

Source - Times Of India (TOI).