Projects worth Rs 929 crore approved for Namami Gange programme

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Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation have approved 12 projects worth Rs 929 crore under the Namami Gange programme. 


*Namami Gange Programme', is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as 'Flagship Programme' by the Union Government in June 2014 with budget outlay of Rs.20,000 Crore to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.
*The target of cleaning river Ganga in an effective manner with the unceasing involvement of all stakeholders, especially five major Ganga basin States – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal.
*Two Sewage Treatment Plants have been sanctioned for Delhi for creating 340 million litres per day waste treatment capacity at a cost of 580 Crore rupees. 
*Sewage flow will be collected and pumped to Sewage Treatment Plants for treatment.
*The Central Government will fund 256 Crore rupees for the project. 
*The Committee approved various projects for Uttar Pradesh at a total cost of Rs 128 crore.
*While for West Bengal, two projects have been sanctioned at a cost of 50 Crore rupees.

Why we Need Namami Ganga Programme?

*River Ganga has significant economic, environmental and cultural value in India.
*Rising in the Himalayas and flowing to the Bay of Bengal, the river traverses a course of more than 2,500 km through the plains of north and eastern India.
*The Ganga basin - which also extends into parts of Nepal, China and Bangladesh - accounts for 26 per cent of India's landmass.
*The Ganga also serves as one of India's holiest rivers whose cultural and spiritual significance transcends the boundaries of the basin.

Projects worth Rs 929 crore approved for Namami Gange programme Projects worth Rs 929 crore approved for Namami Gange programme Reviewed by The Hindu Current Affairs on October 30, 2018 Rating: 5

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