In a move to further clean the Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission on Tuesday via a video conference.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the ‘Namami Gange Mission’ on Tuesday through a video conference.
He will also unveil the logo of Jal Jeevan Mission at 11 am today through a video conference. He will release the guidelines for GPs and Pani Samiti for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission - Har Ghar Jal, according to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
These projects include construction of a 68 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP), 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 on public private partnership.
Meanwhile, in Rishikesh, a 26 MLD STP at Lakkadghat will be inaugurated.
The Haridwar-Rishikesh zone contributes about 80% wastewater load into the Ganga. Hence, the inauguration of these STPs will play a significant role in keeping the river clean.
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 has been constructed in about 30% of the usual area required for STPs of such capacity.
In all, 30 projects are now complete in Uttarakhand for taking care of pollution in 17 towns near Ganga river.
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.
Last Updated 29, Sep 2020, 9:02 AM