Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launches Har Ghar Gangajal project in Rajgir

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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.

Important facts

  • 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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