PM Modi on Tuesday inaugurated six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission. The event was conducted via online video conferencing. He has further launched the logo of Jal Jeevan Mission.
The projects were launched today included the construction of a 68 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP), up-gradation of the existing 27 MLD plant at Jagjeetpur in Haridwar and, the construction of an 18 MLD STP at Sarai in Haridwar.
The PM emphasized that the former methods will now be replaced by new initiatives that will ensure pure water in Ganga.
“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,” he said.
He further added that the project is not limited to the Namami Ganga Mission and will aim to promote conservation of other rivers in the country as well.
“We have not limited the Namami Ganga Mission to the cleanliness of Ganga, but have made it the largest and comprehensive river conservation program in the country,” Modi stated.