Clean Ganga projects to be completed in 2020: Nitin Gadkari

  1. The Water Resource Minister has said that all ongoing Ganga rejuvenation under Namami Gange would be completed by March 2020. He has also urged people to contribute to the Clean Ganga Fund.
  2. Launched in 2015, the Namami Gange programme is an Integrated Conservation Mission which seeks to achieve effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.
  3. The main pillars of Namami Gange Programme are a) Sewerage Treatment Infrastructure, b) River-Surface Cleaning, c) Afforestation, d) Industrial Effluent Monitoring, e) River-Front Development, f) Bio-Diversity, g) Ganga Gram and h) Public Awareness.
  4. The Clean Ganga Fund was set up in 2015 as a trust to engage with corporate houses as well as individuals to seek contributions for Ganga rejuvenation.