Government has started an initiative
called “Ganga Gram” under Namami Gange Programme. Under this, the villages
will be developed as model villages by developing sustainable sanitation
infrastructure and cleanliness practices. In the first phase government has
started the Ganga Gram initiative in 306 villages. The details of the Ganga Gram
initiative are given below:
Conditional Assessment and Feasibility
Study of Ganga Gram
consortium have been entrusted to carry out conditional assessment
and feasibility study in 100 identified villages. Select CPSUs are engaged to
carry out conditional assessment and feasibility study in 128 identified
villages; and UNDP has been engaged to carry out conditional assessment and
feasibility study in 78 identified villages in Sahebganj district, Jharkhand.
of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
had also organized inspection programme named as ‘Nirikshan Abhiyan’ at
Garhmukteshwar (Hapur district) and Anupsahar (Bulandsahar district). In this
programme, tree plantation along river Ganga, Ghat development, revival of
water body and open drain falling into river Ganga have been considered for
plan preparation and their execution. Public interaction in villages like Pooth
(Hapur district), Siraura and Anupsahar (Bulandsahar District) had been
organized to understand the village condition.
Swachh Ganga-Gramin Sehbhagita
the aim of cleaning and rejuvenating the Ganga river through active
participation of rural population, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has
organized ‘Swachh Ganga-Gramin Sehbhagita’, a national level stakeholder
consultation and sensitization programme on 30th January 2015 at
Talkatora Stadium New Delhi. Nearly 1200 Gram Pradhans from Ganga
villages, Chief Minister of Uttrakhand, Union Ministers of HRD, Tourism, Youth
Affairs & Sports, RD & DWS, Ayush and Shipping, eminent policy
makers, implementers and NGOs have attended the programme.
Open Defecation Free (ODF)
far, in collaboration with Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, 33% Individual
House Hold Latrine (IHHL) have been completed out of targeted 15,18,649 IHHL
in 4292 villages of 5 stem States. This is ongoing programme under Swachh
Bharat Mission (Gramin).
Model of Sanitation Programme
under its Ganga Gram project, facilitates exposure visit to Gram
Pradhans/Sarpanch of all villages situated along the main stem of River Ganga.
The program envisages sensitizing all Gram Pradhan / Sarpanch to the successful
village wastewater management system operational at Nirmal Kuteya, Village
Seechewal, Jalandhar, Punjab. The objective is to extend first-hand experience
with learning through personal interaction so that the same can be replicated
at their respective village. So far 310 Gram Pradhan from four States ( U.P., U.K.,
W.B. and Jharkhand ) have been participated in this program.
The Ganga Gram initiative would help in the river
Ganga rejuvenation process by:
the village open defecation free
direct discharge of untreated liquid wastewater from such villages into river
adequate infrastructure for crematoria
proper solid waste disposal facilities in order to avoid any pollution to river
better sanitation practices in the villages through IEC activities.
This information was given by Union
Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Vijay Goel in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.