J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency(ERA) here on Tuesday organised a workshop on capacity building of Urban Environmental Engineering Department (UEED) Jammu for operation and maintenance of 30 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant(STP) at Bhagwati Nagar.
The programme was held in this connection as the plant is to be handed over to the line department for further operation and maintenance as per the decision of 21st Board of Governing Body of J&K ERA. Detailed deliberations were held regarding functioning of the various units of the plant including the quality parameters of the effluent from the STP being discharged into the river Tawi.
The presentation regarding operation and maintenance was made by the experts from M/S Thermax (contractor) and M/S IPE global the consultants.
The proceedings of the workshop were held under the observation of CEO, J&K ERA, Dr Raghav Langer.
The issue of handover of the completed and commissioned sewerage network in Jammu West by ERA to line department UEED was also discussed and instruction was issued to PM and DPM ERA for handing over the as built drawings to the line department and joint inspection of the sewerage works so that there is smooth transfer/taking over of sewerage infrastructure built by ERA.
Thereafter, CEO inspected various units of the plant based on MBBR technology. The 10 MLD Sewerage Treatment Plant of UEED commissioned in 1996 was also inspected and CEO enquired about the status of the 27 MLD STP which was constructed by NBCC under JNNURM and is housed in the same premises. Various instructions were passed by the CEO for inclusion of the upgradation of 10 MLD STP and landscaping of the area under the forth coming Asian Development Bank Loan III.
Further, instructions were passed to project manager Hydraulic ERA for interaction with Horticulture and Forest departments regarding the utilization of treated sludge/manure produced in the plant. Dr Langer also laid stress on preparing of DPRs for remaining areas of Part A and B of Jammu City (i.e. Jammu East and West) where sewerage network has not been provided. The workshop cum site visit was attended by directors of ERA Abdul Majid Wani and Satinder Singh Rana, project managers, DPMs from ERA, and M Tajchuadhary executive engineer and AEEs from UEED, Jammu.