Rs 20,000 crore allocated for Namami Gange Programme: Uma Bharti

“Under National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), Namami Gange Programme, total 163 projects for various activities such as sewage infrastructure, river front development, ghats and crematoria, ghat cleaning, rural sanitation etc have been sanctioned,” Bharti said

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 31, 2017 6:14 pm
Namami Gange Programme, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, Uma Bharti, Uma Bharti Namami Gange Programme, India News, Indian Express, Indian Express News Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI Photo)

The government has allocated Rs 20,000 crore for Namami Gange Programme and a timeline set to complete projects, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday told the Rajya Sabha. The obstacles to meet the timelines have also been removed, the Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation said while replying to supplementary question by K T Tulsi during Question Hour.

“Will Ganga ever be clean,” Tulsi asked. Sharing the member’s concern, Bharti said this was the first time that the Modi government has given a timeline and all the issues and obstacles to meet the deadline have been addressed.

Bharti said projects worth Rs 4,000 crore were taken up in previous 29 years, but except one or two projects, the rest are not fully complete. The governmnet has sanctioned 163 projects under the Namami Gange Programme. The minister said the BJP-led government has issued tenders and released funds. “Rs 20,000 crore central fund has been allocated for the development of Ganga-related projects,” she said.

“Under National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), Namami Gange Programme, total 163 projects for various activities such as sewage infrastructure, river front development, ghats and crematoria, ghat cleaning, rural sanitation etc have been sanctioned,” Bharti said. Of the 163 projects, 41 projects have been completed so far, she said, adding that 86 projects have been sanctioned after 2015. As per the data, 81 projects relate to sewage infrastructure and 59 projects to ghats and crematoria.

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    Jyoti Prakash Mitra
    Jul 31, 2017 at 11:42 pm
    Why the #Ganga Cleaning Projects remain incomplete all the time? Stealing from such Ganga Projects will keep the Panchayats active they will collaborate in LS Elections with more shares. A Vigilance Committee is needed which will check expenditure outputs of Namami Gange.
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    pratyaksha
    Jul 31, 2017 at 9:58 pm
    4000 cr was washed away and now 20000 too will be. Even after 3 years of the current regime, Ganga has not seen even one ghat clean.
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    Dc
    Jul 31, 2017 at 8:19 pm
    U already gulped thousands of crores in the name of Ganga cleaning. Bjp should present the data of how it utilised the previous allocated money .
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    navneet
    Jul 31, 2017 at 7:52 pm
    20 thousands of crore 😯😯my god. If Ganga still don't get cleaned them even god can't clean it.
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    bhimsen
    Jul 31, 2017 at 7:05 pm
    But what is the timeline of cleaning Ganga
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    Raider
    Jul 31, 2017 at 6:57 pm
    Only fund allocations of thousands of crores but no results of clean Ganges. This river Ganga is bread and butter for all the politicians and contractors they are making crores but it never gets clean. Just educate and stop people from throwing anything like dirt, corps, flowers etc., and divert all the drainage of the cities flowing into the river, it itself gets clean no need to waste thousands of crores for it.
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