At an event here, the minister stressed that the Ganga cannot be clean unless its tributaries are clean.
"The Ganga cannot be clean if its tributaries are not clean. So, we have decided to take up projects on its tributaries and sub-tributaries," he said.
"The work to clean water in Mathura and Vrindavan, the cities of Lord Krishna, is going on. Now, we have also begun the cleaning work in Lord Ram's Ayodhya. We are very proud of it," Gadkari said.
He added that projects on the Hindon and the Kali, the two tributaries of the Yamuna, are also being taken up.
This will also promote the market for recycle/reuse of treated waste water in India, which will further help in sustaining the operation of the infrastructure created, a need-of-the-hour in the sewage sector.
The cost for the development and operation of the Tertiary Treatment Plant (TTP) for 15 years is Rs 162.38 crore. The IOCL will bear the entire operations and maintenance cost of the TTP amounting to Rs 82.38 crore for a period of 15 years.
Over and above this, the IOCL will pay Rs 8.70 per kilo litre towards the partial capital cost for the development of the TTP.
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