As part of the Namami Gange Mission, Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi, on September 29 launched six mega projects in Uttarakhand.
The project includes a 68 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), upgradation of the existing 27 MLD at Jagjeetpur, in Haridwar and construction of an 18 MLD STP at Sarai, in Haridwar. Also, the inauguration of 68 MLD Jagjeetpur project marks completion of first sewerage project built in PPP mode. A 26 MLD STP at Lakkadghat will also be inaugurated in Rishikesh.
“In Muni ki Reti 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 900 SQM area which is about 30% of the usual area requirement for STPs of such capacity,” an official statement stated.
It must be noted that Haridwar-Rishikesh zone contributes about 80 per cent wastewater load into the River Ganga, thus the STPs will play an important role in keeping the holy river clean, said Prime Minister’s Office.