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Ground Breaking for Effluent Treatment Plants at Two Gaushalas | Chandigarh News - Times of India


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    Chandigarh: Aimed at treating the waste generated at the

    gaushalas

    or

    cattle pounds

    , the municipal corporation of Chandigarh on Monday started the work of setting up

    effluent treatment plants

    (ETP) at Maloya and Industrial Area’s Phase 1 facilities.
    Chandigarh mayor Anup Gupta laid the foundation stones after inaugurating the renovated cow shed at Maloya.

    The ETPs have the capacity to treat 30 KLD (kilolitre per day) at Maloya and 20 KLD at the industrial area gaushala.
    Mayor Gupta said that the civic body has renovated the Maloya cow shed by providing better infrastructure at a cost of Rs 80 lakh. He said the work of installation of ETP at this gaushala will be completed within two months at a cost of Rs 1.21 crore, while the work at the industrial area facility, which will also be completed within two months, would cost Rs 1.01 crore.
    “It was essential to construct ETPs to treat the excreta of animals, which has high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD), and needs to be treated up to acceptable standards before it can be discharged into the estate sewerage system. It was crucial to treat this waste to prevent any harmful impact on the environment and maintain the hygiene and sanitation levels of the city,” he added.

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