To keep River Ganga clean and to check wastage of water, Kanpur will be the first city of the country to formulate a river management plan. The National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi and National Mission for Clean Ganga and Kanpur Municipal Corporation are making efforts in this direction.
A meeting to this effect was held recently in which Rajeev Ranjan, general manager Namami Gange Mission, informed about the project. According to municipal commissioner Akshay Tripathi, a report in this regard would be prepared in the next two months.
The municipal commissioner said that saplings would be planted on the banks of Ganga, and the residents would be asked to keep the ghats clean and free from pollution. It was suggested that treated water from the sewage treatment plant (STP) should be used for irrigation purposes. “STP water will be used for cleaning roads within three km radius from STP while the treated water will be used in irrigation of parks and plants”, said the municipal commissioner. The treated water would save the water supplied by the jal sansthan, he added.