Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the ‘Namami Gange Mission’ on Tuesday through a video conference.
The projects include the construction of a 68 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, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Monday.
PM Modi will also inaugurate ‘Ganga Avalokan’, the first museum on Ganga aimed at showcasing the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in the river. The museum is located at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar.
The inauguration of 68 MLD Jagjeetpur project also marks the completion of the first sewerage project taken up on hybrid annuity mode of PPP. In Rishikesh, a 26 MLD STP at Lakkadghat will be inaugurated, the PMO said.
The Haridwar-Rishikesh zone contributes about 80 per cent wastewater load into Ganga, and the inauguration of these STPs will play a significant role in keeping the holy river clean, it said.
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 sq metre area which is about 30 per cent of the usual area requirement for STPs of such capacity, the PMO noted.
Modi will also inaugurate a 5 MLD STP at Chorpani, and two STPs with capacities of 1 MLD and 0.01 MLD at Badrinath.
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 PMO said.
The logo of ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ and ‘Margdarshika’ for village panchayats and ‘Paani Samitis’ under the mission will also be unveiled by the prime minister, it said.
(With PTI Inputs)
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