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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
17-August-2016 18:27 IST
NMCG and IOC sign mou for industrial use of treated water

Uma Bharti lays foundation of Rs. 40 Crore stp in Vrindavan

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said that a new beginning has been made with the foundation laying of STP in Mathura which will provide treated water for industrial use. Laying the foundation of 20 MLD STP in Vrindavan today the Minister informed that the STP will be built at a cost of Rs. 40 crore. She said a nine kilometer pipeline from Laxmi nagar to Gokul barrage will carry the treated water to Mathura refinery. An MoU was also signed to this effect between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). Sushri Bharti said that with the adoption of hybrid annuity mode by NMCG the complexion of Yamuna will change completely in Mathura-Vrindavan by the year 2018. She said, every effort will be made to stop the flow of polluted water of Yamuna from Delhi to Mathura Vrindavan. The Minister said that with the use of pressure technology in irrigation we would be able to save about 60 percent water of Ganga and Yamuna which will help to maintain good e-flow of water in these rivers.

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan also addressed the gathering. Ujjwala LPG connections were also distributed to 300 women on the occasion.