The work of small Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is in progress at 14 gardens in the city. It has adopted a technology to treat wastewater which will be used in gardens and construction activities all over the city. This will help save 40 lakh liters of water, said Dayashankar Tiwari, the Mayor.
He was speaking after dedicating one such STP installed in Gandhibag garden on Monday in presence of Praveen Datke, MLC, and Vikas Kumbhare, MLA, as part of Amrut Mahotsava. Tiwari claimed that NMC was the first corporation in the country to install 14 such STPs in gardens for treatment of wastewater. He said that the water flowing through a nullah beneath Gandhibag garden would be treated and used for watering the plants in the same garden.
Tiwari further said, water scarcity is being faced during summer months for providing water to trees in the gardens. Moreover, the water level in the wells also goes down that created water problems during this period. However, STP would save water and there would not be any problem even during summer months.
The machinery being used for the projects is made in Japan, the Mayor said adding that most of the project works were nearing completing.
Mahesh (Sanjay) Mahajan, Chairman, Health Committee, Shraddha Pathak, Gandhibag Zone Chairperson, Pramila Mathrani, Mangalwari Zone Chairperson, Sandip Joshi, former Mayor, Narendra (Balya) Borkar, Deputy Leader of the ruling party, Virendra Kukreja, Senior Corporator, Sanjaykumar Balpande, Adv Dharmapal Meshram, Rajesh Ghodpage, Pravin Bhisikar, Vidya Kanhere, Sarla Nayak, Corporators, Manoj Talewar, Superintending Engineer, Dr Shweta Banerjee, Executive Engineer, Ashok Patil, Asstt Commissioner, Gandhibag zone, and others were present in the function.