India’s 1st HAM project in “Sewerage Sector” inaugurated in Haridwar

Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the 14 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP) in Sarai village near Haridwar in the presence of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

The Sarai STP is “the first-ever project in the country on a hybrid annuity PPP model (HAM)”. 34 STPs are being built in Uttarakhand at a cost of Rs 1,144 crore, besides crematoria and ghats on the Ganga. Of these, 23 have been completed. Once all the STPs become operational, there will be “considerable improvement in the water quality of Ganga,”.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/SSC CGL:

  • Capital of Uttarakhand: Dehradun; Governor: Baby Rani Maurya.

Source: The News on AIR

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