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63% of sewage flows into rivers untreated every day: Central Pollution Control Board

Source: The Times of India, Date: September , 2016

In an indication of the massive extent of pollution in rivers of the country, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in a report submitted to National Green Tribunal has said that 63% of all sewage flowing into rivers every day is untreated in urban centres. Out of 62,000 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage generated, the treatment capacity developed so far is only 23,277 MLD from 816 sewage treatment plants spread across the country, which is just not equal to the task, it said. The CPCB's observation came in an affidavit the board filed in response to a case filed in the green court by an Agra resident alleging deterioration of environmental parameters under the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ), especially surrounding Taj Mahal.

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