20th June, 2018
National

Centre Launches Ganga Gram Project For Villages

The Ministry for Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched the ‘Ganga Gram’ project for the holistic development and sanitation of 4,470 villages located along the banks of Ganga. The project will be a part of Namami Gange that is government’s flagship mission for clean Ganga.

The ‘Ganga Gram’ project has been launched at the Ganga Gram Swachata Sammelan. The event was attended by over 1,400 delegates including 500 village heads from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The state government officials and Ganga Swachhta volunteers also participated in the event.

At the launch event, Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti said the Ganga Gram project “depends on the commitment and resolve of the people living on its banks”.

Minister for Water Resources, Ganga Rejuvenation and River Development, Nitin Gadkari, also made an appeal to the village heads to pledge their unconditional support to make the river and the villages near Ganga clean.