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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
03-August-2015 15:49 IST
Plan to Clean Ganga

                                                                             

            The Cabinet approved the Namami Gange program on May 13, 2015 as a comprehensive approach to rejuvenate the river Ganga by inclusion of all tributaries under one umbrella at a total cost of Rs. 20,000 crore for five years. The expenditure incurred during FY 2015-16 (till 22.07.2015) is Rs. 85.34 crore. In addition, a letter of authority for Rs. 263 crore has been issued in favour of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation under Swatch Bharat Mission (Grameen) during FY 2015-16.

 

           The status of State-wise proposals received so far for waste water projects and river front development is as under:

 

Projects Sanctioned

(Nos.)

Detailed Project Reports received

(Nos.)

State

Waste Water Projects

River front

Development

 

Waste Water Projects

River front

Development

Uttrakhand

18

-

4

1

UP

14

-

22

2

Bihar

13

1

11

4

Jharkhand

1

-

1

2

West Bengal

6

-

5

15

 

               This information was given by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 

 

 

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