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National Mission for Clean Ganga approves 7 initiatives price Rs 692 crore

New Delhi [India], August 1 (ANI): Seven initiatives price round Rs 692 crore had been accepted within the fiftieth assembly of the Executive Committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) held on Monday, beneath the chairmanship of G Asok Kumar, Director General, of NMCG, an official launch mentioned.

According to the discharge, out of the seven initiatives, 4 pertain to sewage administration in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

“NMCG has so far sanctioned a total of 452 projects worth around Rs 38,126 crore out of which 254 have been completed”, added the discharge.

SP Vashishtha, Executive Director (Admin.), NMCG, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Executive Director (Finance), NMCG, DP Mathuria, Executive Director (Technical), NMCG, Richa Misra, Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, senior officers from the states involved additionally attended the assembly.

The launch famous that for sewage administration in Uttar Pradesh, 3 initiatives price Rs 661.74 crore had been accepted within the assembly. These embody the creation of a 100 Million Litres per Day (MLD) STP in Lucknow together with Interception and Diversion (ID) works beneath Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM).

Another undertaking for Incision and drainage (ID) of steadiness discharge of Dariyabad Pipalghat and Dariyabad Kakahraghat drains and development of a 50 MLD STP in Prayagraj was accepted. This undertaking costing round Rs 186.47 crore will increase the present remedy capability of Naini STP in sewerage district-A in Prayagraj to 80 MLD.

In a smaller undertaking, a 6 MLD STP, ID and different works in Hapur had been additionally accepted to cease the movement of the Hapur metropolis drain into River Kali, which is a tributary of River Ganga.

“Two STPs (5 and 7 MLDs) at an estimated cost of Rs 74.64 crore for tapping of Pipra ghat drain and Chhatiya ghat drain respectively along with ID works were also approved in the 50th EC meeting for Raxaul town in Bihar. This project will abate pollution in the Sirsiya River that originates in Nepal and enters Bihar at Raxaul in East Champaran district,” the discharge added.

In an essential step for the efficient administration of water in city areas, a undertaking envisaging the preparation of 60-70 Urban River Management Plans (URMPs) in two phases has additionally been accepted costing round Rs 20 crore.

During the primary yr, 25 URMPs shall be ready and 35 URMPs shall be ready throughout the second yr. The first part would cowl 25 cities from 5 most important stem Ganga basin states: Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Haldwani and Nainital in Uttarakhand; Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Saharanpur and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh; Patna, Darbhanga, Gaya, Purnea and Katihar in Bihar; Ranchi, Adityapur, Medininagar, Giridih and Dhanbad in Jharkhand and Asansol, Durgapur, Siliguri, Nabadwip and Howrah in West Bengal.

The launch mentioned, “This project is part of the River-Cities Alliance (RCA) under Namami Gange, which provides cities opportunities to cooperate, work together, learn from each other’s best practices, and share knowledge, thus paving the way for Gyan Bhagidari, which will lead to transformational solutions. This project will be World Bank funded. RCA which started with 30 members in 2021 now hasmore than 140 members, including international cities.”In a first-of-its-kind undertaking, one undertaking was accepted for initiation of MSc Course in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation at Ganga Aqualife Conservation Monitoring Centre, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun at an estimated price of Rs 6.86 crore for 10 years.

The proposal goals to develop a cadre of ecologists and subject biologists, with experience in freshwater ecology for successfully managing the freshwater sources and its biodiversity in India. The undertaking addresses the necessity for scientific information and expert professionals within the subject of freshwater ecology and conservation. It goals to coach a brand new era of subject researchers and ecologists to successfully handle and preserve freshwater ecosystems in India.

The launch knowledgeable that the undertaking will supply a two-year M.Sc. Course in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation spanning 4 semesters. The curriculum will cowl numerous elements of freshwater ecosystems, their biodiversity, and the influence of drivers on these ecosystems.

“One project for constructing an electric crematorium at Barkola, Kharagpur in West Bengal was also approved in the 50th EC,” it added. (ANI)