Number of nullahs that discharge industrial effluents and domestic sewage without treatment into the Kharun river. The river has been the lifeline of Raipur city for over 40 years. In the last one decade or so, the quality has deteriorated from untreated sewage and industrial effluents finding its way into the river. Now, the water quality has declined to such an extent that it is not even fit for bathing, let alone consumption.
Number of sewage treatment plants (STPs) that Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) plans to construct on the banks of the river to stem the river from being polluted.
Rs 220 crores
Estimated cost of setting up the plants.
RMC to float tenders after preparing Detailed Project Report (DPR).