Mumbai’s sewage treatment plant gets green ministry nod
03 December 2018
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has given a go ahead to the city’s largest sewage treatment plant (STP), worth Rs 2,020 crore, to come up in Malad. The STP will come up on 35 hectares of mangrove land.
The Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) notification stipulates re-plantation of three times the number of mangroves trees proposed to be cut or destroyed due to construction.
However, the STP, a part of the BMC’s Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project II, still needs approval from the state forest department for re-plantation of the mangroves. At present, the BMC has received clearance for re-plantation on 24 hectares between Malad to Thane creek. “For the remaining 11 hectares, the civic body has suggested a land parcel in Bhiwandi, which is awaiting approval,” said an official.