1,900 Cr. for Namami Gange Programme

Executive Committee (EC) of National Mission has approved 20 projects worth Rs. 1,900 Cr. for “Clean Ganga”. Out of 20 projects, 13 are in Uttarakhand, which include creating new sewage treatment plants, upgrading existing STPs, and laying of sewage networks in Haridwar at an estimated cost of approximately Rs. 415 Cr.
This approved plan is aimed at treating sewage water generated by not only city’s 1.5 lakh local dwellers, but also by people who visit the holy place for various purposes. All these projects will be fully funded by the Central Government, including the expenditure on operation and maintenance of these projects.
A major pollution abatement project for Ganga at Rishikesh has also been approved at an estimated cost of more than Rs. 158 Cr.
To address the issue of pollution of Ganga in Varanasi, a city thronged by millions of pilgrims throughout the year, a project under Hybrid-Annuity PPP model worth almost Rs 151 Cr. has also been approved by EC.

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