Published on: December 21, 2021

SEWAGE IN KARNATAKA

SEWAGE IN KARNATAKA

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lumpishly The Central Pollution Control Board (CPPCB) data say the gap between sewage generation and treatment is the major reason behind the pollution of rivers.

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  • Karnataka generates 4,458 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage and has an installed treatment capacity of 2,712 MLD from 140 sewage treatment plants (STP) located across the state. It is 60.83 per cent of the sewage generated every day.
  • Of 2,712 MLD of treatment capacity, the operational treatment capacity is only 1,922 MLD.
  • 32 STPs are non-operational. The remaining untreated sewage discharges directly into rivers and other water bodies.
  • Arkavathi, Lakshmantirtha, Malprbha, Tungabhadra, Bhadra, Cauvery, Kabini, Kagina, Kali, Krishna, Shimsha, Asanginalla, Bhima, Kumardhara, Netravathi, Tunga, Yagachi rivers in the state are the ones polluted. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPPCB) data say the gap between sewage generation and treatment is the major reason behind the pollution of rivers.
  • Majority of the lakes and rivers in the state are sewage-fed and require attention.