Sewage Crisis

According to State Pollution Control Boards, India currently produces 72,368 million litres of sewage daily.

The potential capacity of sewage plants is only to treat 31,841 litres a day and we only use 75% of that potential capacity. As a result, in India, only 20,235 million litres of sewage are treated in one day.

Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland do not even have sewage plants installed in their territories.

Bihar produces 2,276 million litres of sewage daily but has zero capacity to treat the sewage the state even after having a sewage treatment plant in place.

Chandigarh treats 188 million litres of sewage per day and has a treatment capacity of 271 million litres per day.