Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched six mega projects in Uttarakhand with respect to the Namami Gange Mission. In the virtual conference Modi also introduced and inaugurated the logo of Jal Jeevan Mission.
The six projects comprise of constructing a 68 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP), further upgrading the present 27 MLD plant at Jagjeetpur in Haridwar and also constructing 18 MLD STP at Sarai in Haridwar. Instituting 68 MLD Jagjeetpur project is an indication of the foremost sewage project taken up on public-private partnership mode (PPP).
PM Modi stated, “In the past decades, huge initiatives were taken up to clean river Ganga but those initiatives had neither public participation nor farsightedness. As a result, water of river Ganga was never cleaned.”
“Today, we are all seeing the results of this all-round work of the government. 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 pollution in the river Ganga and its tributaries,” Modi further added.
PM Modi said we have not limited the Namami Ganga Mission to the cleanliness o Ganga, but have made it the largest and comprehensive river conservation program in the country.