Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched the Har Ghar Gangajal Project in Rajgir. The Har Ghar Gangajal Project is a unique and ambitious initiative to provide Ganga water on tap in the parched areas of the state. The Har Ghar Gangajal Project will help to harvest the excess water of the Ganga during the monsoon season. The water will be stored in reservoirs in Rajgir and Gaya before being channeled to three treatment-and-purification plants.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Launched Har Ghar Gangajal Project- Key Points
- Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL), responsible for implementing the scheme, has called it a “first-of-its-kind project” in India.
- The initiative has two objectives. First, it conserves floodwater, preventing wastage, and second, it transforms the resource into safe, drinkable water.
What is Har Ghar Gangajal project?
Under the Har Ghar Gangajal project, the excess water of the Ganga will be stored in a reservoir which would then be treated and supplied to Rajgir, Gaya, and Bodh Gaya, the regions that have witnessed water scarcity for a long period.