Agra: People living in the city of Taj will soon be able to get clean drinking water as the country’s first plant based on the Moving Bed Bio-Reactor (MBBR) technology is being set up here.

The plant of 4 crore litre of water capacity, to be built in Sikandra institutional area, will supply clean water by the end of this year. This will be the third water plant of the city. The water from the intake well of plant located in Kailash will be used as raw water in the plant.

The MBBR technique is based on ionization in which the water is ionized leading to settling of dust at the bottom. The expensive technique is undergoing research in Singapore.

According to Jal Nigam, the water supply under this technique will begin soon after the plant’s completion. After the completion of the Ganga water project, the new plant will purify only Yamuna water while the rest of the water will be purified at the first unit at Jeevani Mandi and second unit at Sikandra.

Jal Sansthan General Manager Jawahar Ram said, “At present, the water plant is getting 10 Million Litres per Day (MLD) of water under the pilot project. It is being utilized to purify raw water.” 

Ganga water project revised estimate approved

The government of India has approved the revised estimate of the Ganga water project. This will now be forwarded to the Japanese funding agency JICA. According to the reliable sources, Rs 1100 crore was allocated for the project which has now been revised to Rs 2800 crore. 

(JPN/Bureau)

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