MCC to treat wastewater generated from Gaushalas in city
Chandigarh, October 23:-* Aimed at treating the wastewater generated from the Gaushalas, which improves the quality of the wastewater and removes harmful substances, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has started the work of installation of Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP) at Gaushala Maloya and Gaushala at Industrial area Phase-I.
City Mayor Sh. Anup Gupta today laid foundation stones at both the Gaushalas after inaugurating the renovated Gaushala at Maloya. He laid foundation stone of Effluent Treatment Plant of 30 Killo Litter per Day (KLD) capacity at Maloya and 20 KLD capacities at Gaushala Industrial area, Phase-I, Chandigarh in the presence of Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, Smt. Nirmala Devi and Smt. Bimla Dubey, respective area councilors.
While speaking on the occasion, the Mayor said that the Municipal Corporation has renovated the Gaushala by providing better infrastructure facilities at Gaushala, Maloya at approximated cost of Rs. 80 lacs. He said that the work of installation of ETP at Gaushala, Maloya will be completed within two months at a cost of Rs. 121.93 lacs having capacity of 30 KLD while the installation of ETP at Gaushala, Industrial Area, Phase-I will be completed within two months at a cost of Rs. 101.93 lacs having capacity of 20 KLD.
The Mayor said that it was essential to construct ETPs to treat the liquid excreta of the animals, which contains high amounts of BOD and COD, which need to be treated to acceptable standards before they can be discharged into the estate sewerage system. He said that 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