Modi government’s prestigious initiative ‘Namami Ganga’ is launched from Haridwar. Cleaning up of river Ganga completely is what ‘Namami Ganga’ all about and as a part of the government is going to undertake programme 300 projects. During the first phase repairs will be undertaken at Ganga ghats, and places where last rites are held. The programme is going to be undertaken in 104 places along the river coast.
With over 1500 million litres of raw sewerage being discharged into the river every day, and added to it, 500 million litres of industrial waste and thousands of tonnes of non-biodegradable solid wastes are being dumpedintot he river. Cleaning up of the river will be taken up in Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal as part of the National Mission for Clean Ganga. Beautification of the surroundings and cleaning up of pollutants will be undertaken in the first phase expected to complete by October this year. The second phase of the programme will be completed in two years, shared Central Minister Uma Bharati.