Committed to cleaning Ganga and its tributary rivers
INVC NEWS Kanpur , Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 20 newly constructed/ restored Ghats on river Ganga in Kanpur and Bithoortoday .The Minister also announced projects to tackle pollution from two of Kanpur’s biggest pollution hotspots – Jajmau- a source of industrial effluents and Sisamau – source of domestic sewage. Shri Gadkari announced that a20 MLD Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) has been approved forJajmau at an estimated cost of Rs. 554 crore (phase-1) for the treatment of effluent from tanneries.In addition, he also announced that the complete tapping of SisamauNalawould be done by October this year. 140 MLD of sewage from this nalla used to fall untreated into Ganga earlier. Of this, 80 MLD of sewage has already been diverted to Bingawan STP. The remaining diversion will be complete by October this year. Speaking at a ceremony at Chandrasekhar Azad University in Kanpur today, Sri Gadkari said that his Ministry is fully committed to cleaning Ganga and its tributary rivers, and there is no shortage of funds for this purpose. Stressing upon the need to create wealth from waste he said that methane from the sewage in Kanpur can be used for generating Bio-CNG, which can in turn be used for running the city transport. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, MoS, MOWR, RD & GR, Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Kanpur MP Shri Murli Manohar and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion. The 20 Ghats that were inaugurated today include Gola Ghat, Sarsaiya Ghat, BhairavGhat, GuptarGhat, KoyalaGhat, MakjainGhat, Sidhnath Ghat, Bhagwat Das Ghat, Massacre Ghat, Parmat Ghat, Bhairav Ghat, ChapparGhat, Mahila & Tulsi Ram Ghat, Pandav Ghat, PatharGhat, PanchlameshwarGhat, SedaGhat, Bharat Ghat, Kaushalya Ghat and TutaGhat. Development of 4 Ghats and 3 crematoria are under progress and these will be inaugurated soon.