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PM inaugurates six mega projects under Namami Gange in Uttarakhand

By IndianMandarins- 29 Sep 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission, today, September 29, 2020, through video conference. 

The projects included the construction of two Sewerage Treatment Plants and up-gradation of another in the Haridwar-Rishikesh zone, which contributes about 80 percent waste-water load into the River Ganga. The new STPS are of 68 MLD capacity in Jagjeetpur and of 18 MLD capacity at Sarai in Haridwar, while the upgraded 27 MLD STP is at Jagjeetpur. The inauguration of 68 MLD Jagjeetpur project also marks the completion of the first sewerage project taken up on hybrid annuity mode of PPP.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated another 26 MLD STP at Lakkadghat in Rishikesh, a 5 MLD STP at Chorpani, and two STPs with capacities of 1 MLD and 0.01 MLD at Badrinath.

In Muni ki Reti town, the 7.5 MLD STP in Chandreshwar Nagar will be the first 4 storied Sewage Treatment Plant in the country, constructed in less than 900 SQM area which is about 30% of the usual area requirement for STPs of such capacity.

In all 30 projects (100%) are now complete in Uttarakhand for taking care of pollution from 17 Ganga towns near river Ganga. Besides, the PM also inaugurated “Ganga Avalokan”, the first museum on Ganga located in Haridwar and dedicated to showcase the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in the Ganga river.  

A book, ‘Rowing down the Ganges’, co-published by National Mission for Clean Ganga & Wildlife Institute of India was launched at the event. This colorful book is an attempt to merge the biodiversity and culture of the Ganga River. 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.

Modi also unveiled the logo of Jal Jeevan Mission and ‘Margdarshika for Gram Panchayats and Paani Samitis under Jal Jeevan Mission’.

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