NGT on December 10 had issued several directions for cleaning up the river from its origin to Hardwar, has now decided to take up the work of cleaning up of the next phase, from Hardwar to Kanpur.
Deadline to install effluent discharge meters extended to June 30, defaulters to face shutdown.
PM will sit with concerned ministers and chief ministers to take stock of the work done so far.
Promises, plans and projects for the PM’s constituency
The Ganga waterway project is ill-conceived.
Bharti said that sadhus and saints have assured her to help government to reduce pollution.
It said long-term plan would emerge from the Ganga River Basin Management Plan, being prepared by a consortium of seven IITs.
Jairam Ramesh accused NDA government of turning the programme to clean Ganga as a ‘Hindutva project’.