Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission on Tuesday. The projects include the construction of a 68 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), upgradation of the 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 also marks 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.
The Prime Minister’s Office said that as Haridwar-Rishikesh zone contributes about 80 per cent wastewater load into the River Ganga, the STPs will play a significant role in keeping the River Ganga clean.
“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 where the limitation of land availability was converted into an opportunity. The STP was constructed in less than 900 SQM area which is about 30% of the usual area requirement for STPs of such capacity,” an official statement said.
A 5 MLD STP at Chorpani, and two STPs with capacities of 1 MLD and 0.01 MLD at Badrinath will also be inaugurated by the prime minister. Notably, 30 projects, which will takE care of pollution from 17 Ganga towns near river Ganga, have been completed.
“Ganga Avalokan”, the first museum on Ganga dedicated to showcase the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in Ganga river will also be inaugurated by PM Modi. The museum is located at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar.
During the event, a book, ‘Rowing down the Ganges’ will be launched at the event. “The 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,” the PMP in its release said.
It is co-published by National Mission for Clean Ganga & Wildlife Institute of India.
The logo of Jal Jeevan Mission and ‘Margdarshika for Gram Panchayats and Paani Samitis under Jal Jeevan Mission’ will also be unveiled by the prime minister.