header banner

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

Table of Contents

    Chandigarh: Aimed at treating the waste generated at the



    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.

    We also published the following articles recently

    'Ghazipur abattoir discharging untreated effluent into Yamuna'
    A joint committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal has found that untreated effluent from a slaughterhouse in Ghazipur, Delhi, is being discharged into the Yamuna river. The committee has given the Municipal Corporation of Delhi four weeks to meet environmental norms, and it will inspect the abattoir again after a month. The slaughterhouse was previously shut down in May 2019 for violating environmental norms, but was allowed to reopen with conditions including the installation of a bio-methanation plant and a zero-liquid discharge system. The committee's report also highlighted low levels of biological oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand in the treated water.

    Liquor case: No bail, bizman can be treated in jail
    The Delhi High Court has denied bail to Sameer Mahendru, a liquor businessman, in a money laundering case related to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam. The court stated that Mahendru's right to healthcare cannot override the need for a fair investigation. Mahendru is alleged to be one of the key conspirators involved in the formulation and exploitation of the excise policy and the creation of a super cartel. The court noted that Mahendru had not cooperated during the investigation, attempted to influence witnesses, and destroyed evidence. Mahendru had previously been granted interim bail on medical grounds.

    PGIs new waste treatment plant to start ops by Dec 24
    The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh will establish a new sewage treatment plant (STP) with advanced technology by December 2024. The institute has set this deadline to avoid a penalty imposed by the UT administration. The STP will have a capacity of 3.5 MLD and will address the issue of effluent release from multiple points across the institute. The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Sector 32 is also in the final stages of starting its STP, while the Government Multi Speciality Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 is facing challenges due to limited space.


    Article information

    Author: Ashley Dodson MD

    Last Updated: 1699738562

    Views: 623

    Rating: 4.8 / 5 (104 voted)

    Reviews: 81% of readers found this page helpful

    Author information

    Name: Ashley Dodson MD

    Birthday: 2023-06-30

    Address: 6360 Combs Spurs, Torresborough, IL 85644

    Phone: +4160037958983798

    Job: Article Writer

    Hobby: Amateur Radio, Fencing, Cocktail Mixing, Origami, Bowling, Skydiving, Gardening

    Introduction: My name is Ashley Dodson MD, I am a enterprising, intrepid, unreserved, spirited, Open, valuable, honest person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.