Uttarakhand: PM Modi gave a big gift to the people of Uttarakhand before Diwali. In fact, the PM Modi today inaugurated 6 mega projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission through video conferencing.
The 6 big projects that the Prime Minister inaugurated-
In Haridwar’s Jagjitpur one STP( Sewage Treatment Plant )of Rs 230.32 crore and another STP( Sewage Treatment Plant )of Rs 19.64 crore.
One STP(Sewage Treatment Plant ) costing 12.99 Crore at Sarai of Haridwar.
An STP at Lakkadghat in Rishikesh, costing 158 crores.
An STP costing Rs 41.12 crore in Chandreshwar Nagar of Rishikesh.
Rs 39.32 crore treatment plant at Muni ki Reti, Tehri.
Rs 18.23 crore treatment plant at Badrinath.
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Addressing the public, Modi said, “Today, 6 big projects to ensure the cleanliness of Maa Ganga were inaugurated, including projects like sewage treatment plants and museums in Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Muni ki Reti. So I congratulate all the people of Uttarakhand”.
Further said, “from the origin in Uttarakhand to the Ganga Sagar in West Bengal, the mother Ganga enriches the lives of nearly half the population of the country. Therefore, the cleanliness of the Ganga is necessary.”
100 big cities and 5,000 villages situated on the banks of river Ganga have to be made open defecation free. And among Ganga ji’s tributaries, pollution has to be stopped. The government has put together the work in all four directions. We are seeing the result of this all-round work. Today, projects worth more than Rs.30,000 crore under Namami Gange program are either in progress, or have been completed.
He said, the situation in Uttarakhand was that more than 130 drains from Gangotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath to Haridwar used to fall in Ganga ji. Today most of these drains have been barred.
Now, with the formation of the Ganga Museum, the attraction here will increase further. This museum is going to be a medium for tourists visiting Haridwar to understand the heritage associated with Ganga. It also includes the Chandreshwar Nagar drain of Muni ki Reti adjacent to Rishikesh. Due to this, the people who came here to visit Ganga ji and had river rafting, used to face a lot of trouble.
The country’s first four-story sewage treatment plant has started here from today. More than 20 such drains have been closed in Haridwar too.