Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launches Har Ghar Gangajal project in Rajgir
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on 27 November launched the Har Ghar Gangajal project (First phase) in Rajgir.
This is a unique and ambitious initiative to make Ganga water available through taps in the dry areas of the state.
The scheme 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 channelled to three treatment-and-purification plants, from where it will be supplied to the public.
Har Ghar Gangajal is part of the Bihar government’s Jal, Jeevan, Hariyali scheme.
Under the scheme about 7.5-lakh households of Rajgir (Nalanda), Gaya and Bodhgaya will start getting piped Ganga water.
The second phase will start in 2023 and will cover Nawada district as well.
A Rs 4,000-crore scheme has harnessed flood water from the Ganges to take it to reservoirs in Gaya and Rajgir.
This is the first time in India that flood water harvesting has been done for the purpose of drinking water.
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