Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi shall inaugurate six mega projects in Uttarakhand under NamamiGange Mission, at 11 AM on 29th September 2020 through video conference.
The projects include the construction of a 68 MLD STP and up-gradation of the existing 27 MLDat Jagjeetpur in Haridwar, construction of an 18 MLD STP at Sarai in Haridwar. The inauguration of 68 MLD Jagjeetpur project also marks the completion of the first sewerage project taken up on the hybrid annuity model of PPP.
In Rishikesh, a 26 MLD STP at Lakkadghatwill be inaugurated.
The Haridwar-Rishikesh zone contributes about 80% wastewater load into the River Ganga. Hence, the inauguration of these STPs will be very significant in keeping Ganga clean.
In Muni kiReti 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 900SQM 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 is completed at Chorpani, and two STPs with capacities of 1 MLD and 0.01 MLD at Badrinath.
In all 30 projects (100%) are now complete in Uttarakhand for taking care of pollution from 17 Ganga towns near river Ganga, which is a landmark achievement.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate “Ganga Avalokan”, the first museum on Ganga dedicated to showcasing the culture, biodiversity, and rejuvenation activities done in the Ganga river. The museum is located at ChandiGhat, Haridwar.
A book, ‘Rowing down the Ganges’, co-published by National Mission for Clean Ganga & Wildlife Institute of India will be launched at the event. This colorful 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 logo of Jal Jeevan Mission and ‘Margdarshika for Gram Panchayats and PaaniSamitis under Jal Jeevan Mission’ will also be unveiled by Prime Minister.