Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], June 5 (ANI): The central authorities has sanctioned 36 sewage therapy infrastructure initiatives in Uttarakhand up to now to rejuvenate River Ganga.
According to National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), by way of its flagship ‘Namami Gange’ challenge, the Centre is engaged on a mission mode in a multi-layered effort to make sure that each part of Ganga within the state receives clear water.
The key initiatives embody intercepting main drains falling into the river and diverting them to sewage therapy vegetation (STP).
In Uttarakhand, as of the date, a complete of 36 sewage infrastructure initiatives costing Rs 1,373 crore had been sanctioned to create 195 MLD (hundreds of thousands of litre per day) STP capacities and to put/rehabilitate a 184-km sewer community. Out of which 34 initiatives have been accomplished and the remaining 2 initiatives shall be accomplished quickly.
“We have now attained a very high quality of purification of water so there is no sewage going into the Uttarakhand sector and it is much beyond standards in Uttarakhand. We intend to keep the pristine river flow continuously as a part of ‘aviraldhara’. And, the government of India has also been very sensitive to eco-sensitive zones in those areas. We as are committed to ensuring that pristine water flows in Uttarakhand and to a large extent we have achieved it also,” stated NMCG director G Asok Kumar.
The Chamoli district, which recorded a spike in untreated waste up to now few years now has a 1.12 MLD STP in Gopeshwar. It efficiently intercepts and treats water earlier than it meets the river. This plant is predicated on electrical coagulation the place 7 MLD is presently being handled.
“Sewage which was earlier flowing directly into the river is now being treated with the help of 1.12 MLD STP as Deendayal Park STP at Gopeshwar. This plant is based on electro-coagulation where with the help of anodine and cathodine process,” stated Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam Nodal Officer Jagdish Kanderi.
To forestall waste from falling into Ganga, six STPs have additionally been put in in Rudraprayag.
These STPs are based mostly on an electro-coagulation system the place with the assistance of anodyne and cathodyne processes, the wastewater is separated and later handled as contemporary water.
Further, beneath the Namami Gange programme, NMCG has put in a 26 MLD STP in Rishikesh.
“Under the Namami Gange programme, this 26 MLD STP has been constructed. Along with this STP, three sewage pumping stations have also been developed and two old SPS are renovated. Two more STPs have been developed that is five MLD STP and seven MLD STP,” stated Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam Nodal Officer Dharmendra Prasad.
Kasawan Nallah, one of many greatest drains in Haridwar that used to infect the river severely, has been tapped solely and diverted to 14 MLD STP in Sarai.
NMCG has additionally constructed a number of new ghats and crematoria to maintain the holy river clear.
Shiv Ghat and Chandi Ghat in Haridwar and Nandprayag Sangam Ghat on the confluence of the Alaknanda and Nandakini have been developed.
To maintain the ghats clear and energetic, dustbins, photo voltaic lights, and ingesting water amenities have been put in.
The NMCG with state authorities has additionally launched an in depth folks’s consciousness marketing campaign to maintain the river pollution-free. (ANI)