Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday (18 September), inaugurated a sewage treatment plant (STP) in Delhi that has a capacity to convert ten lakh litres of sewage into three tonnes bio fuel per day, Economic Times has reported.
The sewage treatment plant is is being setup to combat the pollutants from Barapullah drain in the national capital. The STP has been launched under the local treatment of urban sewage streams for healthy reuse (LOTUSHR) project which is a joint achievement of the Indian and Dutch scientists. According to Economic Times, the STP produces clean water which can be used later.
Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “This plant, which can convert 10 lakh litre of sewage into clean water and generate 3 tonne of bio-fuel per day, will be scaled up and become an example for the whole world.”
He also inaugurated two bio-toilets which have been jointly setup by the Department of Biotechnology, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council.
Delhi faces a huge water and air pollution problem and the Central government is has initiated several measures to tackle the issues, especially air pollution.
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