Namami Gange

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The river’s flow

G D Agarwal’s life’s work was dedicated to the Ganga. His fast unto death is a sobering pointer to the failures of Namami Gange.

River and stick

Draft bill that recommends punitive measures to clean Ganga is a climbdown from the Namami Gange project


Not appropriate to say none of the Ganga projects have made any headway, says Satyapal Singh

Union minister Satyapal Singh told the Lok Sabha on Thursday that a network of 2,050 km sewer lines under the Namami Gange project has been set up, besides installing sewage treatment plants.

March 2019 deadline for cleaning Ganga, improving water quality: Nitin Gadkari

The cleaning of the Ganga was one of the major poll promises of the BJP ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Gadkari said that efforts will be made to clean the river completely by December 2019.

'Ganga Gram' project for villages launched

Water Resources, Ganga Rejuvenation and River Development Minister Nitin Gadkari appealed to the village heads to pledge unconditional support for making the river and the villages on its banks clean.

Nitin Gadkari announces task force for Namami Gange's speedy implementation

The task force is expected to have ministers and officials from water resources, urban development, drinking water and sanitation and rural development among others on board.


Government approves 10 Namami Gange projects worth Rs 2,033 crore

The objectives of establishing GMCs (Ganga Monitoring Centres) are efficient monitoring of wholesomeness of river including pollution levels, flow levels, point and non-point sources of pollution, among other parameters.

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

Discussions on new Ganga law underway, says Uma Bharti in Rajya Sabha

The Government had earlier formed a committee to prepare the draft of the new Ganga Act, which aims at expediting implementation of Namami Gange programme and lay down guidelines to rid the holy river of silt and pollutants. The committee was headed by Justice (Retd) Girdhar Malviya, which has since prepared the draft and submitted it to the Ministry which is examining it further.

The river challenge

Cleaning the Ganga will need sustained effort, constant vigilance