Generation and treatment of sewage in Varanasi

Last Modified: Fri Nov 27 2020 02:49:59 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 400 million litres
    Volume of sewage generated in the city of Varanasi each day. Untreated sewage drains into the Varuna and Assi rivers - the rivers that give the city its name - and ultimately flows into the Ganga. (Click/Tap to know more: Assi River (Varanasi): Water quality and pollution control initiatives).
  • 23
    Number of major drains that discharge domestic effluent from the city into the Varuna and Assi rivers.
  • 80 MLD
    Capacity of sewage treatment of the Dinapur Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Varanasi. The plant was set up as part of the first phase of Ganga Action Plan (GAP) launched in 1986.
  • 8 MLD
    Capacity of sewage treatment of the Bhagwanpur Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Varanasi. The plant was set up as part of the first phase of Ganga Action Plan (GAP) launched in 1986.
  • 12 MLD
    Capacity of sewage treatment of the Diesel Locomotive Works Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Varanasi. The plant was set up as part of the first phase of Ganga Action Plan (GAP) launched in 1986.
  • 140 MLD
    Capacity of sewage treatment of the Phase II of Dinapur Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Varanasi. Built at a cost of Rs. 235.53 crore, the project was funded by JICA and is the first and the largest sewage treatment project to be implemented under the Namani Gange programme. According to Amitabh Srivastav, in-charge operation and maintenance of Dinapur STP, "It is equipped with the latest technology. The sewage pattern here is the Activated Sludge Process in which we grow bacteria and we treat sewage to the quality of water flowing in the river Ganga. The BOD level of water we receive at the inlet is 130 mg/L and we treat it to 15mg/L before releasing it into the river".
  • 120 MLD
    Capacity of sewage treatment of the Goithaha Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Varanasi. The plant was set up as part of the Namani Gange programme.
  • 40 MLD
    Capacity of sewage treatment of the Ramana Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Varanasi. The plant is under construction and is being set up as part of the Namani Gange programme.