India's first HAM-based STP inaugurated in HaridwarIndia’s first hybrid annuity model (HAM) based 14 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP) has been inaugurated in Sarai, Haridwar, Uttarakhand. The project has been developed under the Namami Gange project of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).

The Sarai STP was inaugurated by Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The Sarai 14 MLD STP has been developed at a cost of Rs 41.40 crore and the plant has been completed before its scheduled timeline.

In order to improve the quality of water in the river Ganga in Uttarakhand, 34 projects of sewerage infrastructure works have been taken up at a cost of around Rs 1,144.77 crore for creating treatment capacity of 165.50 MLD, laying sewerage network of 152 km.

Once all these projects are commissioned, the entire sewage capacity of of the state will be met and there will be a substantial improvement in the quality of water of the river Ganga.

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