Member of parliament (MP) and member of the Health Committee in the parliament Magdy Morshed said that the Ministry of Finance has included the financial allocations for sanitation in the general b

Kimberley - Residents of Homevalley have said that incompetence by Sol Plaatje Municipality is forcing them to live in unhygienic conditions as raw sewage is running into their streets.

An "ecological disaster” is brewing at the popular Gillooly’s Farm in Bedfordview, Ekurhuleni, following the deaths of numerous fish allegedly caused by sewer water pollution of the farm's lake.

Two rivers in India have been granted the same legal rights as human beings in a bid to prevent pollution‚ a position that is catered for in South Africa.

Any visitor to Rongai - better known as ‘Diaspora’ - or even driving on Magadi Road at night cannot miss the waft of a foul smell.

A draft report on the state of three marine outfalls has been completed.

A report on “assessment of pollution of drains carrying sewage /industrial effluent joining river Ganga and its tributaries (Kali-East/Ramganga) between Haridwar (Down) to Kanpur (Down)” Submitted to Hon'ble NGT in the matter of M C Mehta vs Union of India & ORS (March 27 , 2017).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Cleaning of Rivers, 14/03/2017. Pollution abatement of rivers is a continuous and ongoing process. State Governments/ concerned local bodies are responsible for setting up facilities for collection, transportation and treatment of sewage as well as proper disposal of dead bodies for abatement of pollution of rivers. This Ministry has been supplementing the efforts of the State Governments in abatement of pollution in identified stretches of various rivers in the country under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Capacity of Sewage Treatment Plants, 14/03/2017. 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 a sewage treatment capacity of 23,277 mld, or 37% of the sewage generation is available. The State-wise details of sewage generation from urban areas and corresponding sewage treatment capacity available are at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sewage Generation, 09/03/2017. The increase in quantum of sewage is not attributed to construction of more toilets across the country under Swachh Bharat Mission. Sewage is one which is flowing through network sewers. It may go to treatment facility or disposed elsewhere with or without treatment.

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