Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Water Treatment Plants, 09/03/2018

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Water Treatment Plants, 09/03/2018. As per a report published by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in March, 2015, the sewage generation from urban areas in the country is estimated at 61,948 million litres per day (mld), against which the available sewage treatment capacity is only 23,277 mld (37% of the sewage generation) in 816 sewage treatment plants (including 145 sewage treatment plants under construction), primarily due to lack of necessary investments and prioritization. The State-wise details of sewage generation from urban areas and corresponding sewage treatment capacity available are at Annexure.