According to Baljinder, treated wastewater irrigation project has given us a new lifeline to agriculture in the area with more than 250 acres of land being irrigated using the method. The Banur facility in Mohali is a 4 MLD (million litres a day) capacity STP.
The state urban development department said the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has informed that many civic bodies are constructing STPs more than the requirement, and that this was leading to an increase in government expenditure.
Anil died on Friday, after a rope around his waist snapped, plunging him down the 20-feet sewer. Four days later, Rani sat in her cramped room, with her three children, and an array of donations — a cycle, ration, stationery and clothes.
STP Pump Operator Mahesh Kasana of Baghpat entered a 40-feet-deep tank in the Dabur Talab Colony to clean it but did not come out. Another Operator Roshan Lal of Saharanpur descended into the tank but he too perished.