! This Ministry is providing financial assistance to the State Governments for abatement of pollution in identified stretches of various rivers under the NRCP,
on cost sharing basis between the Central & State Government for taking up various pollution abatement works. The works taken up under NRCP, inter-alia, includes
interception & diversion of raw sewage, construction of sewerage system, setting up of sewage treatment plants, low cost sanitation, river front/bathing ghat development, electric/wood based crematoria etc.
For rivers outside Ganga basin’, project proposals are received from the State Government from time to time for taking up pollution abatement works in towns along various rivers, and are considered for financial assistance on a cost sharing basis under the NRCP subject to their conformity with the scheme guidelines, pollutions and availability of Plans funds. The NRCP has so far covered polluted stretches of 34 rivers in 77 towns spread over 16 States in the country with a sanctioned cost of Rs. 5870.54 crore. A Central share of Rs. 2452.35 crore has been released to the State Governments for implementation of various pollution abatement schemes. A sewage treatment capacity (STP) of 2522.03 mld (million liters per day) has been created under the NRCP resulting in reduction in pollution load being discharged into various rivers