Mega projects under Namami Gange Mission
Prime Minister on 29 September 2020 inaugurated six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission. He also launched the logo of Jal Jeevan Mission, via video conferencing. The projects include construction of a 68 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP), up-gradation of the existing 27 MLD plant at Jagjeetpur in Haridwar and 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 hybrid annuity mode of public-private partnership (PPP) mode.
- PM Modi said in Prayagraj Kumbh, the serenity of Ganga was experienced by devotees from all over the world and now during Haridwar Kumbh, the whole world is going to experience the bathing of the pure Ganga.
- Today, work on projects worth 30 thousand crores under Namami Gange project is going on or has been completed.
- The government moved forward in four directions simultaneously. First, started laying a trap of sewage treatment plants to prevent the dirty water falling into the Ganges.
- Second, building sewage treatment plants that can meet the needs of the next 10-15 years.
- Third, working towards making 100 big cities and 5,000 villages situated on the banks of river Ganga open defecation free.
- Fourth, to put out pollution in the river Ganga and its tributaries.
- The Prime Minister also inaugurated "Ganga Avalokan", the first museum on Ganga dedicated to showcasing the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in Ganga river.
- The museum is located at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar.
- A book, 'Rowing down the Ganges', co-published by National Mission for Clean Ganga & Wildlife Institute of India launched at the event.