A first of its kind museum in India on river Ganga is taking visitors to a journey along the river from its origin in the Himalayas to extensive floodplains, mangrove forest and finally to the sea where it merges with Bay of Bengal, will be digitally inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar on Tuesday.
Besides, six sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Uttarakhand will also be inaugurated by the PM Modi. These six STPs, located in different towns of the state including Haridwar, Rishikesh and Badrinath, are part of the total 30 such completed plants in 17 towns across Uttarakhand under the Centre's ongoing ‘Namami Gange’ (Ganga Rejuvenation) programme.
Since Haridwar-Rishikesh zone contributes about 80% waste-water load of Uttarakhand into the river Ganga, inauguration of these STPs will play a significant role in keeping the river clean.
The museum, known as ‘Ganga Avalokan’, has been established by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) – a nodal body to implement the ‘Namami Gange’ programme – along with the Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII).
The motive behind the museum is to inform visitors about the need to conserve the Ganga.
Hindi and English will both be used as means of communication to weave the narrative to audiences visiting from outside of the country to educate them about this one of a kind project.