Nitish launches a scheme to supply water from the Ganga to southern Bihar.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar initiated a programme in the Nalanda district on Sunday to purify floods before delivering them to homes in the state’s southern region.
He claimed that after its introduction in Rajgir, the Ganga Water Supply Scheme (GWSS) was constructed keeping the needs of four towns in southern Bihar in mind for the next 50 years.
According to him, the project will provide a total of 135 litres each individual.
It ought to be sufficient.Following the completion of this project, I intend to build similar designs for Patna, which is located along the Ganga’s banks. Nawada will eventually receive Ganga water. To solve the region’s drinking water crisis, the four South Bihar municipalities will preserve Ganga water during the flood season.
According to him, the project was planned as a component of the “Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali” project in 2020 due to the region’s water shortages.
“At this time, avoid utilising borewells to collect drinking water because Gangajal could be present in your faucets.” In Gangajal, bathing and drinking are permitted on a daily basis. Nalanda University and all of the temples will also be visited. This approach will also help to recharge groundwater for agricultural usage. I have made substantial contributions to Rajgir, a place where many different religions cohabit.”Its springs will also awaken,” he remarked.
However, he bemoaned the Centre’s decision to reject a proposal for an airport in Rajgir.
Sanjay Kumar Jha, the state’s minister of water resources, stated that floodwaters will be raised using pumps at Hathidah and moved along a 151-kilometer pipeline to three sizable reservoirs in Rajgir, Tetar, and Gaya. The water will subsequently be treated at two Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) before being distributed to the cities.
Rajgir, Gaya, and Bodh Gaya in South Bihar have been suffering from a water shortage as a result of excessive borewell groundwater extraction. It is a historic day for Bihar, and Nitish Kumar was involved in the process from conception to completion. He thinks ahead, and the project demonstrates his foresight and passion to bettering people’s lives, the speaker concluded.
The GWSS, according to deputy chief minister Tejaswhi Prasad Yadav, was “a testament to Nitish Kumar’s vision, whose actions speak louder than words and achieve the improbable.” According to finance Nitish Kumar, together with minister Vijay Kunar Choudhary, accomplished what most people could not even comprehend by supplying Ganga water to the populous.
The project is expected to cost $4,500 crore.According to officials familiar with the situation, work on the Nawada phase is also underway and is expected to be completed by June.