On Tuesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission inaugurated six mega projects for Rs. 521 crores.
The Prime Minister initiated various sewage treatment factories and their upgradations now located in Rishikesh, Haridwar, amongst other regions.
A Museum, ‘Ganga Avalokan’, to showcase the river revitalisation pursuits and its biodiversity, at Chandi Ghat in Haridwar was also initiated by PM Modi yesterday.
PM Modi also began a graphic book on the river, titled ‘Rowing down the Ganges’, depicting everything one would view while rowing down of Gaumukh to Ganga Sagar, also publishing the logo of Jal Jeevan Mission.
PM Modi announced that the logo of the Jal Jeevan Mission would recall citizens the value of each drop of water.
The Prime Minister also stated that the Namami Gange mission would not be restricted to only cleansing the Ganga but has been extended into the country’s most significant river conservation programme.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Governor Baby Rani Maurya, MoS Ratanlal Kataria, Union Ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, among others also joined in the event.
The six schemes are a massive step towards assuring the sanitation of the river, he said.
Modi also criticised the former governments for dissipating too much capital over Ganga revival, irrigation schemes and drinking water without any returns, declaring there was no coordination among the government functions associated nor was there any people’s assistance.
He also said that now the work culture has changed and no further aggravation will be there regarding this project and every penny will be spent in implementing the projects.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the Jal Shakti Ministry for dealing thoroughly with the country’s water-related difficulties and wished it all the success for its 100-day programme, that is to be launched from October 2.