New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 6 major projects under the Namami Gange Mission Uttarakhand tomorrow via video conference.
Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation a museum on Ganga having nomenclature “Ganga Avlokan” on the occasion.
Six mega projects include construction of 68 MLD STP, upgradation of 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 will mark completion of the first sewerage project taken up on hybrid annuity mode of PPP.
In Rishikesh, a 26 MLD STP at Lakkadghat shall be inaugurated.
These projects may prove to be a gamechanger move in Clean Ganga initiative as the Haridwar-Rishikesh zone contributes about 80% waste water load into the River Ganga.
4 storey sewage treatment plant, first in the country
In Muni ki Reti town, the 7.5 MLD STP will be the first 4 storied Sewage Treatment Plant in the country. The STP was constructed in less than 900 SQM area which is about 30% of the usual area requirement for STPs of such capacity.
The Prime Minister shall also inaugurate a 5 MLD STP at Chorpani, and two STPs with capacities of 1 MLD and 0.01 MLD at Badrinath.
These projects along with earlier ones will take care of pollution from 17 Ganga towns of Uttarakhand.
PM Modi wil also inaugurate “Ganga Avalokan”, the first museum on Ganga in Chandi Ghat (Haridwar), for showcasing the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in Ganga river.
A book, ‘Rowing down the Ganges’, co-published by National Mission for Clean Ganga & Wildlife Institute of India will be launched at the event. The book 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.