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366 Gurugram societies to clean waste or face action

The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has issued notices to 366 residential societies of the city to install sewerage treatment plant (STP) on their premises or else face disconnection of sewerage connection. Such a decision was taken after the NGT recently slammed GMDA for Gurugram city's contribution to polluting Yamuna river.

The sewage of Gurugram city is falling into Najafgarh drain and it further culminates in Yamuna river.

The major cause of concern for the authority is the untreated sewage water going into Yamuna river. "We have three major STPs at Dhanwapur, Sector 48 (Behrampur) responsible for treatment of 300 MG water daily. One STP run by Haryana Sahari Vikash Pradhikaran (HSVP) and one by Municipal Corporation of Gurugram at Dhanwa and another at Sector 48 by HSVP. Besides, there are 24 more small STPs installed at different places of the city," said Lalit Arora, chief engineer of GMDA.

As the population of the city is over 25 lakh, generating almost three times more sewage water daily, a large quantity of untreated water is going into the river.