Sumit Agarwal, the Senior Project Manager of the RK Engineer Sales Limited, said that 7.5 million of polluted water is getting dumped into the Ganges River every day.
During the Namami Gange Project, a government launched project, the team found out the amount of polluted water getting dumped into the river every day.
He added, “75 lakh liters of polluted water that is being dumped into Ganga per day will be stopped after the construction of sewer treatment plant is completed.”
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Minister of Jal Shakti, also inspected the river and the sewer treatment plant in Rishikesh.
Sumit Agarwal added, “Shekhawat-Ji met us today and asked us to complete the project as soon as possible, we are working towards the same.”
The RK Engineers Sales Limited is managing the work of the sewer plants in Rishikesh and Haridwar, they are part of the Namami Gange project.
Sumit Agarwal said, “In Haridwar, we have completed our work before the stipulated time. In Rishikesh, we are planning to make two small grinder pumps (SGPs) of 5 MLD that will be commissioned in August and 7.5 MLD that will be commissioned in December.”
He added, “Three sewers of 7.5 MLD, running directly into the Ganga river, will be capped. These are the most polluted sewers of Rishikesh.”