On September 28, 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated Six Development Projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission.
i.The projects include construction of 68 MLD (million litres per day) Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), upgrading of existing 27 MLD at Jagjeetpur and construction of 18 MLD STP at Sarai, Haridwar.
ii.The Prime Minister (PM) inaugurated the 68 MLD Jagjeetpur projects, which marks the first STP to be built under Public Private Partnership (PPP).
iii.He inaugurated Six STPs which are located in different parts of the state such as Haridwar, Rishikesh and Badrinath.
iv.The Inauguration of STP assumes importance as the Haridwar-Rishikesh zone contributes about 80% waste-water load of Uttarakhand into River Ganga.
v.The 7.5 MLD Plant in Chandreshwar Nagar which was inaugurated will be the First Four Storied STP in the country.
Namami Gange Mission:
National Gange Mission is the largest integrated river conservation mission.
The mission not only aims at the cleanliness of the River Ganga, but also focuses on all round development of the river.
The Government is following Four pronged plan to achieve its objective, it includes
- Building a Network of STPs to prevent waste water from flowing into Ganges.
- The STPs have been built with a capacity to meet demands for the next 10-15 years.
- Making the Villages, Towns and Cities along the River Ganga as Open Defecation Free (ODF).
- Efforts to stop pollution in the tributaries of River Ganga.
“Ganga Avalokan” Museum:
i.PM Modi inaugurated the first-of-its-kind “Ganga Avalokan” Museum on River Ganga at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar.
ii.It has been established by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), which is the nodal body to implement the ‘Namami Gange’ Programme along with Wildlife Institute of India (WII).
iii.It will showcase the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities in River Ganga.
iv.It will help the pilgrims to understand the heritage associated with River Ganga.
‘Rowing down the Ganges’
i.PM Modi released a book ‘Rowing down the Ganges’, it is co-published by NMCG & WII.
ii.It conceptualizes the story of Ganga, as what one would see when rowing from Gaumukh (origin) to Ganga Sagar (End point before it enters sea).
PM Modi launches logo of Jal Jeevan Mission:
i.PM launched a logo for Jal Jeevan Mission.
ii.He introduced ‘Margdarshika for Gram Panchayats and Paani samities under Jal Jeevan Mission’ (Guidelines for Village Panchayats and Water Committees) during the event.
Special campaign on 2nd October, 2020:
PM announced a special 100-day campaign to be launched from October 2, 2020 under Jal Jeevan Mission to ensure drinking water connection to every school and Anganwadi.
Recent Related News:
i.On May 28, 2020, Uttarakhand Chief Minister (CM) Trivendra Singh Rawat, launched the scheme named “Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana” to retain the migrants who have returned to the state during the lockdown.
ii.On August 5, 2020 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Chaired a meeting to set up India’s 1st snow leopard conservation centre is to be set up in Lanka, near Bhaironghati bridge in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.
National Park (NP)– Corbett NP, Gangotri NP, Govind NP, Nanda Devi NP, Rajaji NP, Valley of Flowers NP.
Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) – Askot Musk Deer WLS, Binsar WLS, Govind Pashu Vihar WLS, Kedarnath WLS, Mussoorie WLS,