CCEA approves Phase III of Yamuna Action Plan
New Delhi, Dec 1 (PTI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the Rs 1656-crore proposal for Japanese assisted Yamuna Action Plan-Phase III project for Delhi The Japan International Cooperation Agency assisted project is meant for improving water quality of River Yamuna through sewerage infrastructure modernisation and comes under Government's National River Conservation Plan (NRCP). It will be implemented on 85:15 cost sharing basis between the Central Government and Delhi state government for a period of seven years. Under the Yamuna Action Plan -III, it is proposed to rehabilitate the damaged trunk sewers to maximise the utilisation of available treatment capacity and modernise the Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in three catchment areas of Delhi namely Okhla, Kondli and Rithala. It is proposed to construct a new state of art STP in place of old STP of 136 million litres per day capacity at Okhla and to equip them with tertiary level treatment facilities to achieve treated effluent quality of 10 mg/1 for Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS) so as to improve the water quality of river Yamuna. "These works will be integral to the Sewerage Master Plan being prepared by Delhi Jal Board (DJB). The project will be implemented by DJB under the supervision of the Department of Urban Development, Government of NCT of Delhi," said a government statement here. "The implementation of the project shall improve the water quality of the river along with improved aesthetics of the area through tackling of sewage generated from identified catchments of Delhi," it said.