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Gadkari reviews ongoing Namami Gange Projects in U’khand & other States

Up to 80% work expected to be completed by March 2019

The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari directed all stakeholders to expedite the execution of the projects and take proactive steps to resolve bottlenecks wherever they exist in the implementation of the Namami Gange programme. The Minister said this while carrying out an extensive and in-depth of each ongoing project under Namami Gange programme in Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal. He said, “I am happy to see that work is being carried out on a war footing and the Namami Gange programme is going to be very successful. We have also issued the notification for Aviral Ganga, to ensure an uninterrupted flow of water in the river. We are constructing sewage treatment plants (STPs) and connecting house drainage to sewer lines. Once the projects are completed we will see a remarkable change in water quality. The construction of Ghats and crematoria are also going on and we will complete them by March 2019.” He, further, added, “Some projects have been completed, some are under progress and tenders for some projects have been issued. I am hopeful that we will complete 70-80 percent work in the Namami Gange programme by March 2019.” It should be mentioned here that in Uttarakhand, 32 sewerage infrastructure projects (STPs) have been sanctioned. These include projects in Haridwar, Munikireti, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Kirtinagar, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag, Chamoli-Gopeshwar, Joshimath, Badrinath, and Dehradun. Out of these, 15 projects have been completed, 16 are in various stages of progress and one project is under a tendering process. Twenty-two ghats and 22 crematoria have been sanctioned, along with one River Front Development (RFD) project at Chandi Ghat. Out of these projects, 10 ghats and nine crematoria have been completed and work is going on at a fast pace on the other projects. It is pertinent to mention here that the National Mission for Clean Ganga has sanctioned over 288 projects on and along the Ganga in the States of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. The projects include sewage treatment infrastructure, development of ghats and crematoria, afforestation, river surface cleaning, and riverfront development. read more post… Thursday, 25 October 2018 | PNS | Dehradun–

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