Yogi government has big plans on rejuvenating water bodies

Lucknow: Under the National Clean Ganga Mission, the Namami Gange program run under the direction of Yogi Adityanath government, the river rejuvenation model is emerging rapidly across the country. The second phase of the Namami Gange program (for the period 2021-2026) by the Yogi government is now working on the creation of sewerage infrastructure on the tributaries of the Ganges, public-private partnership efforts and increasing people’s participation, circular water economy model, decentralized Emphasis is being laid on STP, effluent and septage management etc.

Under the direction of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Namami Gange has been started as a mission for the realization, conservation and promotion of the ancient splendor of river Ganga in the state. Yogi government is making dedicated efforts towards its conservation and promotion by ensuring the cleanliness and aviralta of the river Ganga through Namami Gange Mission. CM Yogi has adopted a holistic and multi-sectoral approach for conservation, promotion and rejuvenation of Ganga and its tributaries.

8 projects will be completed in just four with the monitoring of CM

The projects are constantly being monitored by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. This is the reason that a total of 8 projects will be completed in the state in just four months from September 2022 to December 2022. In these projects, 72 MLD capacity is being constructed at Naini, Phaphamau and Jhunsi in Prayagraj at a cost of Rs 767.59 crore. At the same time, construction of 160 MLD capacity at Pankha in Kanpur at a cost of Rs 967.23 crore, Interception and Diversion structures of 15 MLD capacity at Unnao at a cost of Rs 102.2 crore, Interception of 5 MLD capacity at Shuklaganj in Unnao at a cost of Rs 65.18 crore and Diversion, Interception and Diversion of 17.18 crore to 17 MLD capacity at Sultanpur, Interception and Diversion of 48.76 crore to 10 MLD capacity at Budhana, Interception and Diversion of 30 MLD capacity at Jaunpur at a cost of 206 crores and Diversion and Baghpat at a cost of 77.36 crores The construction work of 14 MLD capacity interception and diversion is in progress, which will be completed by December 2022.

CM’s efforts brought colour, Center approved 55 sewerage projects

It may be noted that the estimated sewage generation in the state is 5500 MLD, a major part of which is treated by the 114 STPs established in the state with a capacity of 3539.72 MLD. To bridge this gap, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had proposed several sewerage projects to the central government. As a result of this, the Central Government approved a total of 55 sewerage infrastructure projects for the construction of 1574.24 MLD capacity STP for the state at an estimated cost of Rs 11433.06 crore.

Significant improvement in the quality of Ganga water due to CM’s monitoring and review meeting

The effect of continuous monitoring of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and review meeting of Namami Gange program from time to time is visible in the whole country. An improvement has been registered in the case of BOD in the polluted river stretch from Kannauj to Varanasi in the state, which used to be 3.8-16.9 mg/l in the year 2015 and is now 2.5-4.3 mg/l in the year 2022. PH- The water quality criteria for bathing at all the comparable locations (all 20 locations) during the years 2014 and 2022 were found to be met. While DO has improved 16 out of 20 places, BOD has improved in 14 out of 20 places and FC has improved in 18 out of 20 places.

Sewerage project in Prayagraj was not completed before 2014

The Central Government had admitted that no sewerage infrastructure project sanctioned in Prayagraj was completed before 2014. At the same time, more than 20 crore people who took a dip in the Ganges river during the Maha Kumbh held under the Yogi government believed that the water quality has improved. 3 STPS of 42+16+14 MLD capacity were also sanctioned by NMCG to meet the additional waste water generated from the city with the efforts of CM Yogi. The NMCG also approved a project to upgrade the existing STPs at Naini, Salori and Rajapur. Keeping in view the situation of Prayagraj, NMCG has approved these 2 projects on Hybrid Annuity Mode – One City One Operator concept.

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