Having traveled 965 Kms throughout the Hindi belt of North India. I enter Allahabad and surround it with my tributary Yamuna from three sides (North, South, and East). This is often the foremost divine place on my 2525 KM course.

In Allahabad, my tributary Yamuna and another mystical river Saraswati merge into me to create the ever divine waters. it’s said that a shower at Triveni Sangam (Meeting point of three rivers) washes one’s sins away and frees him/her from the cycle of rebirth.

Allahabad’s 11.1 lakh people depend upon its sewage system to remove their daily waste but the town’s sewage system isn’t equipped enough to carry the complete load of the city.

I have witnessed that the sewerage system within the city was first introduced within the year 1901.

Interactive Map on the presence of Sewage Treatment Plants in Uttar Pradesh/Map made on Excel by Harshit Mansukhani

Sewerage district A forms the core of the town. Considering the density of the population, the absence of a complete sewerage network, proximity to the Ganga river and hence its impact at the purpose of confluence, it becomes more important to supply sewerage and treatment infrastructure in various districts.

The human cost of Sewerage System

Allahabad has been divided into seven sewerage districts and one township for planning and `implementation of sewerage infrastructure. The sewage generation within the town is estimated to be 300 MLD by 2035.

However, there’s a flipside to that.

Four major problems arise from the reconstruction of the sewerage system. Traffic congestion is the biggest problem during the reconstruction work.

It is followed by noise during the development phase.

Pollution in terms of dust generation is that the next problematic area and eventually basic services like water and electricity lines can be damaged.

Environmental and Social Assessment

Under Namami Gange Project, 10 STP projects are sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs. 2915.78 crore.

they’re going to create a 779 Km sewerage network and construction of 8 STPs having a total capacity of 191 MLD.

Four projects have created the sewage treatment capacity of 119 MLD and laying of 129 km of sewerage network.

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