Indian Oil Corporation Largest sewage plant at Mathura to help clean Yamuna

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New Delhi | August 17, 2016 9:42 PM

India's largest sewage treatment plant will be set up at Mathura to purify sewage from the town and neighbouring Vrindavan and put the treated water at use at Indian Oil Corp's (IOC) Mathura refinery.

Speaking on the occasion, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said efforts will also be made to convert the solid waste cleaned from polluted Yamuna water into energy for industrial and agricultural use. (Source: Reuters)Speaking on the occasion, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said efforts will also be made to convert the solid waste cleaned from polluted Yamuna water into energy for industrial and agricultural use. (Source: Reuters)

India’s largest sewage treatment plant will be set up at Mathura to purify sewage from the town and neighbouring Vrindavan and put the treated water at use at Indian Oil Corp’s (IOC) Mathura refinery.

Foundation for the sewage treatment plant was laid at a function at Mathura. The plant will cost of Rs 40 crore, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said in a statement.

“Yamuna will be gaining doubly by this effort. The treated effluent water which was so far being discharged in Yamuna will not be discharged there and will be entirely used by the refinery.

“Moreover the quantity of water which was being drawn by the refinery for processing purposed will not be required,” the statement said.

Speaking on the occasion, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said efforts will also be made to convert the solid waste cleaned from polluted Yamuna water into energy for industrial and agricultural use.

Mentioning of the Ujawala scheme of giving free cooking gas LPG connections to poor, he said in the last 100 days around 50 lakch connections under have been given.

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