CABINET MINISTERS ASHU & SUKHBINDER SINGH SARKARIA TO KICK-START WORK OF RELEASING 200 CUSECS FRESH WATER IN BUDHA NULLAH ON SUNDAY

RS 650-CRORE BUDHA DARIYA REJUVENATION PROJECT GATHERS MOMENTUM, TO BE OVER BY DECEMBER 2022
PROJECT ALSO INCLUDES TWO STPs AND ETPs, SIX PUMPING STATIONS, PIPELINE AND REHABILITATION OF EXISTING STPs
Ludhiana, August 19:-In its endeavour to transform Budha Nullah into “Budha Dariya”, Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and would kick-start the work of releasing 200 cusecs fresh water through Neelon Drain of Sirhind Canal in Budha Nullah on Sunday.
Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that this work is the part of Punjab Government’s ambitious project of Rs 650-crore Budha Dariya rejuvenation project and this entire project would be over by December 2022 with speedy commencement of the works on almost all the sites in the district.
He said that the project has been initiated to check the free fall of domestic water into the Budha Nullah throughout its entire length 14-km passing through Municipal limits and ensure only treated water flows into the stream.
Ashu said that the project includes setting up of two new Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) for treating domestic waters of total capacity 285 MLD (Jamalpur 225 MLD and Balloke 60 MLD), rehabilitation of existing STPs with a treatment capacity of 418 MLD, two Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) for treatment of 6 MLD wastewater from two dairy complex in Tajpur and Haibowal, six intermediate pumping stations, laying of 10-km pipeline and 10 years of operation and maintenance of entire infrastructure.
He said that after completion, Budha Nullah would have clean water and beautified embankments.
He also asserted that this project is being carried out in a transparent, effective and speedy manner to ensure timely completion.