The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under Namami Gange Programme, approved new projects for the rejuvenation of 6 polluted river stretches in Uttarakhand. The proposals from state mission, Uttarakhand for these polluted stretches have been under review by NMCG and were finalised and taken up for consideration. The approval is for the project of “Interception & Diversion (I&D) and STP work of six polluted river stretches to rejuvenate rivers Bhela, Dhela, Kichha, Kosi, Nandhore, Pilakhar and Kashipur. Sewerage (I&D) Scheme (Dhela River) Phase-1 of district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand” under Namami Gange Programme at a sanctioned cost of Rs. 199.36 crores. The project will ensure the tapping of a total of 17 nalas which will be intercepted and diverted to 9 STPs to be constructed under this project for a total treatment capacity of 30.30 MLD.
The project shall cover the six polluted river stretches in the Kumaon region. Out of the rest 3 polluted stretches, the project of Ganga at Jagjeetpur, Haridwar has already been commissioned and on the remaining two, Namami Gange projects are already under execution. With this project, all the polluted stretches in the state of Uttarakhand have been covered under pollution abatement projects. The important feature of the project is comprehensive sludge management arrangements and provision for co-treatment of septage in all these STPs. The progress of the action plan of polluted stretches is being reviewed by the central monitoring committee.
Sewerage Projects for Ganga towns in Uttarakhand have already been completed for pollution abatement along the Ganga and the mission is now focussing on rejuvenation of tributaries of the Ganga.