New Delhi: Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat reviewed the ongoing Namami Gange projects in Rishikesh and Haridwar during his one day tour to Uttarakhand on Thursday.
He inspected the Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Haridwar and reviewed the operation of the plant in detail.
Shekhawat also inspected the under construction of Jagjeetpur STP in Haridwar, which is slated for completion later this year. He discussed the roadmap ahead for the Jagjeetpur STP with the Director-General for National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Rajiv Ranjan Mishra.
Under the Namami Gange program, NMCG has approved four projects, two projects related to laying of Interception and Diversion (I&D) works and two projects for creating 82 (68+14) Million Liters Per Day (MLD) STP capacity. A total of Rs 426.97 cr has been sanctioned for these projects in Haridwar.
Work on the 14 MLD STP was recently completed and the other STP of 68 MLD is expected to be completed by August 2019.
The Minister also inspected the Chandi Ghat project in Haridwar, this project was inaugurated in February 2019.
River frontal development, River protection works, bathing ghat, and cremation Ghat were constructed under this project, at a cost of Rs 69.18 Cr.
Later, Mr. Shekhawat also addressed a gathering at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh. He urged to conserve water in every possible way and also stressed on the importance of Ganga rejuvenation and conservation while appealing to everyone to join the movement and turn it into a major movement.
The minister also took stock of the STP projects in Rishikesh which will be completed by December 2019 The project work is still under progress, a total of Rs 163.2 Crore has been sanctioned for the projects at Rishikesh.
Mr. Shekhawat inspected the 6 MLD STP project in Lakkarghat, Uttarakhand. He had a detailed discussion with the officials and instructed them to ensure the projects get completed on time.