In a move to strengthen the Namami Gange Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the National Mission for Clean Ganga, at 11 AM today through video conferencing.
The six mega projects include the construction of a 68 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP), the upgradation of the existing 27 MLD at Jagjeetpur, in Haridwar and construction of an 18 MLD STP at Sarai, in Haridwar. The inauguration of 68 MLD Jagjeetpur project also marks the completion of the first sewerage project taken up on hybrid annuity mode of PPP.
Further, a 26 MLD STP at Lakkadghat in Rishikesh shall be inaugurated a well. The Haridwar-Rishikesh zone contributes about 80 per cent wastewater load into the river Ganga. Hence, the inauguration of these STPs will play a significant role in keeping the river clean.
In Muni ki Reti town, the 7.5 MLD STP in Chandreshwar Nagar will be the first four-storied STP in the country where the limitation of land availability was converted into an opportunity. The STP was constructed in less than 900 sqm area which is about 30per cent of the usual area requirement for STPs of such capacity.
Moreover, the PM shall inaugurate a five MLD STP at Chorpani, and two STPs with capacities of 1 MLD and 0.01 MLD at Badrinath.
In all 30 projects (100 per cent) are now complete in Uttarakhand for taking care of pollution from 17 Ganga towns near river Ganga, which is a landmark achievement.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate “Ganga Avalokan”, the first museum on Ganga dedicated to showcasing the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in Ganga river. The museum is located at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar.
A book, ‘Rowing down the Ganges’, co-published by National Mission for Clean Ganga & Wildlife Institute of India will be launched at the event. It conceptualizes the story of the Ganga as what one would see when one rows down from Gaumukh, its origin, to Ganga Sagar, the last point before entering the sea.
The logo of Jal Jeevan Mission and ‘Margdarshika for Gram Panchayats and Paani Samitis under Jal Jeevan Mission’ will also be unveiled by the PM.
(With Inputs from PIB)