NGT slams DJB over construction of sewage treatment plants

The National Green Tribunal today slammed the Delhi Jal Board over delay in construction of sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the capital.

Our Yamuna revitalisation plan needs to move on priority: NGT

 The National Green Tribunal today warned states and public authorities of invoking its "punitive or contempt jurisdiction" for not following its orders saying its plan on revitalisation of Yamuna needs to move on priority basis and not at the "mercy of whims and fancies of some".

Kejriwal advocates 'toilet to tap' sewage treatment plants

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday advocated the need to have hundreds of 'toilet-to-tap' sewage treatment plants to meet the burgeoning water needs of the residents of the national capital, which he said could not be met by conventional methods.

DJB to set up 31 sewage treatment plants

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) today approved proposals of several projects including setting up of 31 new sewage treatment plants (STPs), 27 sewage pumping stations and laying of 600 km of sewers.

Ghaziabad, Noida critically polluted: Official

Ghaziabad, Noida critically polluted: Official

Ghaziabad, Noida and a few other areas in Uttar Pradesh have been declared "critically polluted", forcing the state government to issue fresh directives to contain the menace, an official said Friday.

Factories discharging effluents into Yamuna asked to shift

Factories discharging effluents into Yamuna asked to shift

As many as 67 small factories in the city who are discharging effluents directly into the Yamuna have been asked to shift from their current location by end of next month.

SC seeks report on STPs to check Ganga pollution

The Supreme Court Wednesday asked if the Modi government intended to complete the task of cleaning the Ganga in its present term or carry it to the next term and keep the issue alive.

70% of Indian sewage treatment plants dysfunctional: Javadekar

 Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that 70 percent of all sewage treatment plants in India do not work due to high running cost.

Clean Ganga drive: Centre gives clearance to 6 new sewage treatment plants

Taking a positive step towards cleaning the holy river Ganga, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to rejuvenate it on a priority basis, the Centre has given clearance for six new sewage treatment plants (STPs).

Electricity generated from sewage using `wired microbes`

Stanford University engineers have devised a new way to generate electricity from sewage using naturally-occurring "wired microbes" as mini power plants, producing electricity as they digest plant and animal waste.