• Maharashtra government is set to release a comprehensive plan for the sewage treatment in urban zones over the state.
  • NGT has set a standard of 10 mg per litre biochemical oxygen request (BOD) as the base for all the cities within the nation.
  • The new standards will offer help in the increment of greywater supply for horticulture and for other non-potable purposes to diminish dependency on precipitation and groundwater reserves.
  • Prior, the norm was liberal at 20mg and over and contrasted between coastal, river-side and territory cities.
  • The state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at the assembly slated for Wednesday will favour sewage treatment plan in urban regions.
  • Following after NGT’s order last year, the BrihanMumbai Metropolitan Organization has proposed eight unused sewage treatment plants with an evaluated taken a toll of Rs 12,000 crore also.
  • Incidentally, not a single sewage treatment plant of BMC is included within the list of plants over the nation that creates high quality treated sewage.
  • Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation treats 197 million liter per day and the civic body trusts to take care of sewage in its ward till 2042.
  • This is often essential, as the National Green Tribunal last year had presented strict standards for the quality of treated sewage.