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U’khand to complete works for clean Ganga in next four months: CM

Monday, 19 October 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

Work for achieving the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a clean Ganga river will be completed in Uttarakhand in the coming four months. The foundation for the Saung dam will be laid soon. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said this while participating in Bhumi Pujan for various works to be executed under Namami Gange Mission here on Sunday. The CM did Bhumi Pujan for interception work for Rispana and Bindal rivers, one SPS construction and renovation estimated to cost a total of Rs 63.75 crore and inaugurated a Rain Basera constructed at a cost of Rs 1.48 crore on Balbir Road here on Sunday. The works to be undertaken for the Rispana and Bindal include tapping and treatment of 177 drains and 2,901 sewer pipes from homes along the Rispana, 32.40 kilometre carrier line work, construction of one sewer pumping station and maintenance work. On the occasion, the CM also announced Rs 10 crore for construction of roads in the Rajpur assembly constituency.

Speaking on the occasion, Rawat said that the Rain Basera constructed on Balbir Road was a good facility centre that would prove beneficial for the needy in the area. Referring to the works to keeping the Ganga clean, he said that these will be completed in Uttarakhand in the next four months. Out of the 135 drains emptying into the Ganga, 128 had been tapped while the remaining seven will also be tapped soon. The sewage treatment plants constructed in Uttarakhand are also of the latest type. The CM also spoke about the target set by the PM of ensuring a tap and clean water in every home in the country by 2024. These and other facilities planned by the government will transform even slums for which the State government is also undertaking various works, said the CM.

MP Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’, MLAs Harbans Kapoor, Khajan Das, Ganesh Joshi, Vinod Chamoli and others were also present on the occasion.

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