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Uma Bharti Launches Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti initiated nine projects for rural sanitation projects under Namami Gange Programme for conservation of river Ganga

Venue: River Gange in Sahibganj, Jharkhand

SPEECHES BY MINISTER:

83 Km. stretch of Ganga in Jharkhand will be sheltered under this programme

Focus on three significant intrusions

  1. Establishment of safe, individual hygiene practices to ensure open defecation free status of all 78 villages along the river Ganga
  2. Promotion of cost-effective, appropriate local, low cost, easy to manage technologies using local resources to ensure improved access, sustained use and maintenance of infrastructure created for effective management of solid and liquid waste.Uma Bharti Launches Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand
  3. Strengthening of local institutions including panchayats, village level sanitation committees and self-help groups to effectively manage, enhance and maintain facilities established for enhanced sanitation in the villages

Aim of the projects

  • Improve the health and quality of life of around 45,000 households located in these 78 villages of the Ganga River basin in Jharkhand through enhanced sanitation practices
  • Developing the quality of waste water and storm water runoff flowing
  • 78 units will be established in project villages for collection, storage and composting of degradable solid waste and for setting up small enterprises for non-biodegradable materials
  • 5,460 households will be supported for adoption of composting facilities using vermin composting for productive use of animal and agro-waste
  • 1,860 households will be supported for adoption of biogas plants to facilitate safe disposal of animal waste
  • Eight village level crematoriums and 32 bathing Ghats will be constructed along with 40 community toilets
  • 10,000 soak pits will be constructed through community participation to safely contain and dispose surplus and waste water emerging from households and community managed hand pumps
  • Construction of 152,000 meters of open channel drains in project villages to ensure speedy and safe disposal of domestic waste and storm water runoff and construction and refurbishment of 92 community ponds to enable bio-treatment and safe disposal of domestic waste and storm water runoff will also be taken up.

Ministry and Organisations involved:

  • Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga
  • UNDP – Provide technical and implementation support
  • Community organizations
  • NGOs