Karnataka govt has a new plan to clean-up Vrishabhavati valley

Karnataka govt has a new plan to clean-up Vrishabhavati valley

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-11-21 19:17 Bengaluru: The state government is planning to detoxicate polluted Vrishabhavathi valley by diverting sewage to an STP in Nayandahalli, where it would be treated and supplied to industries in Ramanagara and Bidadi. The project will be implemented jointly by the BWSSB and the Minor Irrigation Department.Lakshman, Chairman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), said the KSPCB would spend Rs35 crore on the project and monitor it as well. “Every day around 80 million litres of waste will be diverted to an underused sewage treatment plant in Nayandahalli. The treated water will be supplied to industries in Bidadi and also Ramanagara. The STP located at Nayandahalli has a capacity to treat 180 MLD of water per day but the Minor Irrigation Department has decided to pump 80 MLD per day,” he said.While the Minor Irrigation Department has submitted a Rs100-crore plan to the state government, the BWSSB is yet to submit a detailed project report to the KSPCB officials.Lakshman said the BWSSB and Minor Irrigation Department had to get the clearance from the Union environment ministry as pipelines have to be laid in the buffer zone of the valley.