*Kejriwal Govt building Asia's largest wastewater treatment plant in Okhla
*Water Minister Atishi inspects Okhla wastewater treatment plant with DJB officials
*This 564 MLD capacity plant will prove to be game-changer in Yamuna cleaning campaign - Atishi
*Minister Atishi pulls up officials for delay in project, and gives them deadline to start the plant by end of this year
*Okhla wastewater treatment is crucial step in direction of Yamuna cleaning, any delay in project will not be tolerated - Atishi
*Atishi instructs officials to finish remaining work by year-end, and submit progress reports every Monday with timeline
*As per directions of CM Arvind Kejriwal, government is working on war footing to ensure clean Yamuna - Atishi
*After purification of much of wastewater from Central and South Delhi through this plant, it will be released into Yamuna - Atishi
*Through this project, 40 lakh people will benefit, and treated water from the plant can be used for gardening and other purposes - Atishi
*New plant will utilize advanced technologies, including UV, to treat sewage, ensuring water quality meets standards - Atishi
*This plant will generate 4.8 megawatts of electricity by producing biogas from sewage sludge, meeting half of its energy needs - Atishi
*Sludge produced from plant will be used for waste-to-energy and fertilizer production - Atishi
NEW DELHI: 30th November, 2023The Kejriwal government is working on a war footing to clean the Yamuna. In this direction, the government is getting Asia's largest wastewater treatment plant built in Okhla, where 564 MLD of sewage can be treated daily. The project is in its final phase, and on Thursday, Water Minister Ms. Atishi inspected this plant. Upon observing the delay in the project, the minister pulled up the officials and directed them to complete the project by the end of this year.
*564 MLD treatment plant will be a game changer in Govt’s campaign to clean the Yamuna
During the inspection, Water Minister Ms. Atishi mentioned, “This plant with a capacity of 564 MLD is going to be a game-changer in the direction of cleaning the Yamuna. After this plant is operational, instead of directly releasing millions of litres of sewage into the Yamuna every day, it will be treated and then discharged. After the operation of this plant, the Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) level of polluted water can be reduced to 10. The water treated from the plant will not only help in cleaning the Yamuna but will also be useful for gardening and other purposes.”
*Expedite the remaining project work by making timelines, and submitting progress reports every Monday
During the visit, the Water Minister found that the project was behind schedule. Instructing officials, the Water Minister stated that the remaining work should be completed by the end of the year with the new timeline. Progress reports should be submitted to her every Monday. Emphasizing the significance of these plants in clearing the Yamuna, she insisted that any delay in their construction would not be tolerated. She further expressed that cleaning the Yamuna is the priority of the Kejriwal Government, and significant efforts are being made in this direction at a war footing. Delhi government officials are working round the clock to ensure this as per CM’s directions.
*This STP will treat wastewater from most parts of Central and South Delhi, and after purifying the treated water will be discharged into the Yamuna
While briefing the Water Minister, officials stated that the sewage from most parts of Central Delhi (mainly in the NDMC area) and South Delhi will be directed to this plant. Utilizing advanced technologies, including UV, the sewage water will be treated, and the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels will be reduced to up to 10. Only after this process will the purified water be released into the Yamuna.
*The project will benefit 40 lakh people in Delhi, and the treated water from the plant can be used for gardening and other purposes
Through this plant, 40 lakh people will benefit as it will work to treat sewage from a significant population area in Delhi. This plant is the largest wastewater treatment plant in Asia, which alone will treat 15 to 20% of Delhi's sewage. After treatment, the water's Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) will reach a level where it can be used for various purposes, including gardening.
*Plant will generate 4.8 megawatts of electricity by producing biogas from sewage sludge, fulfilling half of its energy requirements on its own
It is to be noted that this plant will fulfill half of its energy requirements through the production of green energy. Using the biogas derived from sewage sludge, the plant can generate 4.8 megawatts of electricity. Additionally, the waste-to-energy plant can be operated using the sludge, and it can also be utilized for gardening and other purposes.