6 mega projects in Uttarakhand under Namami Gange Project

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, 2020, has inaugurated a series of development projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission through video conference.

 

Mega Projects in Uttarakhand:

  • According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the six projects include the up-gradation of the existing 27 MLD, construction of a 68 MLD STP at Jagjeetpur, in Haridwar, and construction of an 18 MLD STP at Sarai, in Haridwar.
  • The inauguration of the 68 MLD Jagjeetpur project will also be marking the completion of the first sewerage project taken up on hybrid annuity mode PPP.
  • Prime Minister Modi will be inaugurating a 26 MLD STP at Lakkadghat, in Rishikesh. The Haridwar-Rishikesh zones contribute about 80 per cent wastewater load into Ganga River, hence, the inauguration of these STPs will also play a significant role in keeping River Ganga clean.
  • The 7.5 MLD STP in Chandreshwar Nagar, in Muni ki Reti Town will be the first four-storied Sewage Treatment Plant in India where the land availability was converted into an opportunity. The STP has been constructed in less than 900 SQM area.
  • PM Modi will also be inaugurating a 5 MLD STP at Chorpani and two STPs with capacities of 1 MLD and 0.01 MLD at Badrinath.

 

Inauguration of the first museum on Ganga: Ganga Avalokan

  • PM Modi also inaugurated ‘Ganga Avalokan’, the first museum on Ganga which has been dedicated to showcase the biodiversity, culture, and rejuvenation activities done in the Ganga river. The museum is located at Chandi Ghat, in Haridwar.
  • The book ‘Rowing Down the Ganges’, which is co-published by the Wildlife Institute of India and National Mission for Clean Ganga was launched at the event. The colorful book is an attempt to merge the biodiversity and culture of the River Ganga. The book conceptualizes the story of Ganga as what one will see when one rows down from Gaumukh, its origin to Ganga Sagar, the last point before entering the sea.

 

About Namami Gange Mission:

  • It is an integrated conservation mission that was approved as a flagship programme by the Indian government in June 2014. The mission has a budget outlay of Rs. 20,000 crores. 
  • The Namami Gange Mission aims at accomplishing the twin objectives of conservation and rejuvenation and effective abatement of pollution in the National River Ganga.
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