Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that 70 percent of all sewage treatment plants in India do not work due to high running cost.
Delhiites can now register their complaints related to sewage and water supply through their smartphones as Delhi Jal Board (DJB) today launched an App for the purpose. According to DJB officials, this App has been launched as part of the “Swachh Bharat Campaign.”
A deadly bacteria variant known as NDM-4, which is also called the "super bug", has been found by the medical researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University from the hospital's sewage.
The plans are grand, all running into several hundred crores of rupees in estimated costs, and nobody will be able to accuse this government of a lack of ambition in rejuvenating the Ganga. Problem is, the plans focus on taxing the river further.
India's premier nuclear research organisation, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, is planning to deploy its technology in treatment of sewage through radiation, and its conversion into bio-fertiliser.