In a unique initiative, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is planning to set up small Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in 12 gardens along Nag and Pili rivers in the city to utilise the treated wastewater for maintaining the gardens.
“This will save the drinking water that was supplied to water the gardens. Also, with this initiative, Nagpur will become the first city in the country to set up such STPs,” said Dayashankar Tiwari, Mayor.
Tiwari was speaking after performing bhoomi pujan of one STP in Tulshibagh garden on Saturday.
He performed bhoomi pujan of two STPs, the other being at Ratan Vihar Colony garden. Each of these STPs will have capacity of treating 5,000 litres of waste water per day, said the officials. Each STP will cost Rs 7 lakh.
The 12 gardens where such STPs will be set up are as follows: Karve Nagar garden, Wardha Road; Shankar Nagar garden, Dharampeth;Jai Vighnaharta Colony garden, Dharampeth; Mokshadham garden, Dhantoli; Senapati Nagar garden near Dighori ghat; Chitnavispura garden, Gandhibagh; Tulshibagh garden,
Mahal; Ratan Colony garden, Chitnavispura, Mahal; Naik Talaogarden, Tandapeth; Tulsi Nagar garden,
Satranjipura; MHADA Colony garden, Lakadganj; and Adv Sakharampant Meshram garden, Mangalwari.
Tiwari said that,the novel initiative is part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of Indian Independence.
Central Government has certified a Japanese company for setting up these STPs, and the same company will work on these projects in Nagpur city.