National Ganga River Basin Project (NGRB)
NGRB wants to create a municipal sewage system to stop point source pollution such as untreated sewage. This would include a clean water supply, sewage systems and solid waste disposal in all the cities in the Ganges basin. Through partnership and transfer of knowledge, NGRB wants to change the ideology of the populous living along the Ganges basin to stop second source pollution. This means changing the way people interpret the purity of the Ganges basin verse its acual cleanliness. For more information regarding the National Ganga River Basin Project.
Advanced Integrated Wastewater Pond System (AIWPS)
Through AIWPS, tanneries will be able to remove the chromium and raw sewage will be treated, allowing clean effluents. This is done through a series of ponds that help break down organic matter and remove fecal bacteria and chromium. The pH level of the effluents will drop from 11.2-12 down to 8-8.4, which allows for appropriate discharge into the Ganges basin. AIWPS can clean 37 million litres of waste water daily (Das, 2012).
Figure 8: The inner workings of a AIWPS (Tadesse, 2003)