Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari has instructed officials and contractors related to Uttarakhand Namami Gange Project to complete all STPs, ghat and crematoria projects by December 2018 in a review meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. The Minister said that officials should work in close cooperation with State Government, District Administration and Municipal Corporation for smooth completion of the projects. He said that Bihar and West Bengal governments are giving monetary help to house holders for House Service Connections (HSC’s). He instructed officials to take up the issue with Uttarakhnad State Government and link the HSC’s with main sewer line as quickly as possible.
16 out of 31 sanctioned STP projects in Uttarakhand are complete and work is in progress on the remaining 15 STPs. Projected sewerage generation in the year 2035 in Uttarakhand is 122 MLD while the existing treatment capacity is 97.6 MLD. The projects under implementation will create a capacity for treating 131.7 MLD sewage after completion. Other projects under construction in Uttarakhand include one STP and I&D at Muni Ki Reti, two STP projects in Rishikesh, O&M work at Tehri, upgradation of STP at Uttarkashi, , one STP and I&D, and one upgradation at Srinagar and STP and I&D projects at Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag, Chamoli-Gopeshwar, Joshimath and Badrinath.
In addition to these, STP projects at Tapovan Devprayag, Gangotri, Kirtinagar have already been completed I&D works at Dehradun, STP work at Srikot and work of Loknath Nala, Haridwar have been undertaken in 2018-19. DPRs are under preparation for these projects. Apart from construction of new STP’s, upgradation of old STP’s and I&D works, 21 ghat and 22 crematoria projects are also going on. Of these, work at 10 ghats and 9 crematoria are complete, and the rest will be completed by the end of this year.