Six mega projects in Uttarakhand launched by PM Modi today
Six mega projects will be inaugurated under ‘Namami Gange Mission’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttarakhand via a video conference today.
The projects include the construction of a 68 million liters per day (MLD) sewage treatment plant (STP), upgradation of the existing 27 MLD STP at Jagjeetpur in Haridwar and construction of an 18 MLD STP at Sarai in Haridwar, said Prime Minister’s Office on September 28.
Ganga related museum, 'Ganga Avalokan' will also be inaugurated by PM Modi. This museum of Chandi Ghat, Haridwar will showcase the rejuvenation of the river and its biodiversity & culture.
PMO said a book, ‘Rowing down the Ganges’, co-published by National Mission for Clean Ganga and Wildlife Institute of India will also be launched at the event. The inauguration of 68 MLD Jagjeetpur project also marks completion of the first sewerage project taken up on hybrid annuity mode of purchasing power parity.
In Rishikesh, a 26 MLD STP at Lakkadghat will be inaugurated, the PMO said. It also said that the Haridwar-Rishikesh zone contributes about 80% wastewater load into Ganga, and the inauguration of these STPs will play a significant role in keeping the holy river clean.
The PMO noted, in Muni ki Reti town, the 7.5 MLD STP in Chandreshwar Nagar will be the first four-storied sewage treatment plant in the country where the limitation of land availability was converted into an opportunity, with the STP constructed in less than 900 square metre area which is about 30% of the usual area requirement for STPs of such capacity.
At Chorpani, a 5 MLD STP will be inaugurated by PM Modi, and at Badrinath two STPs of 001 MLD and 1 MLD capacities will also be inaugurated.
As per PMO, in all 30 projects are now fully complete in Uttarakhand for taking care of pollution from 17 towns near Ganga, which is a landmark achievement. The logo of ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ and ‘Margdarshika’ for village panchayats and ‘Paani Samitis’ under the mission will also be unveiled by PM Modi.
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