A first-of-its-kind Museum on Ganga: “Ganga Avalokan” to be Inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, 2020 will inaugurate six ‘Namami Gange’ projects mostly relating to the sewage treatment in Uttarakhand.  The Prime Minister will also dedicate a museum on Ganga named- “Ganga Avlokan” located at the Chandi Ghat to the Nation.

Highlights

  • The Prime Minister will launch a book “Rowing Down the Ganges” on the occasion.  It has been co-published by National Mission for Clean Ganga and Wildlife Institute of India.
  • The Prime Minister is also going to release a logo of Jal Jeevan Mission, Magdarshika for Gram Panchayats and Paani Samitis under Jal Jeevan Mission.

About the Project

  • The sewage treatment capacity in Uttarakhand was limited to only 61.5 MLD in 2014. Out of this, 45 MLD (Million Litres per Day) capacity needed improvement.
  •  So under the  Namami Gange, 45 MLD STP (Sewage Treatment Plant) capacity has been rehabilitated and 153 MLD new capacity has been created.
  • The projects include:
    1. Project in Haridwar- It will increase the city’s sewage treatment capacity to 145 MLD from the present 45 MLD.
    2. Jagjeetpur Project upgradation- Upgradation of project having capacity of 27 MLD.
    3. Jagjeetpur Project construction-  This sewage treatment plant has the capacity of 68 MLD  It is the first sewerage project which is awarded under Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM).
    4. Sarai Project, Haridwar- having capacity of 18 MLD (Tertiary treatment)
    5. Rishikesh sewage Plant- Generation in the city was 14.6 MLD in 2016 which was upgraded from 6 MLD in 2014-15. Here, a new STP of 26 MLD has been completed at a sanctioned cost of Rs 158 crore.
    6. STP at Chandreshwar Nagar-  it has a capacity of 7.5 MLD.
    7. Chorpani Project- the capacity of Chorpani in Muni ki Reti project is 5 MLD
    8. 2 projects at Badrinath- having capacity of 1 MLD and 0.01 MLD.

Ganga Avalokan Museum

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the nation’s first museum on Ganga. It has been dedicated to showcase the biodiversity, rejuvenation and culture in Ganga river. The museum is located at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar.

Namami Gange

The Namami Gange programme was launched with an objective to achieve Effective Abatement of Pollution and Conservation and Rejuvenation of National River Ganga. The mission is operated under Ministry of Jal Shakti and implemented by the National Mission for Clean Ganga. Recently,  the World Bank approved a loan of Rs 3,000 crores for 5 years under the project. Under the mission, 313 projects has been cleared so far at a cost of Rs 25,000 crores.