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231 projects under ‘Namami Gange’ to be launched across many Indian states tomorrow


PATNA: In a major boost to ‘Namami Gange’ Programme, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Uma Bharti has announced to launch 231 projects at various locations in India tomorrow.

The projects are to be launched in Uttrakhand, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Haryana and Delhi tomorrow.

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Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today, the Minister said these projects involve modernization and redevelopment of Ghats and crematoriums, development of sewage infrastructure and treatment, afforestation, tree plantation (medicinal plants), pilot drain project, interceptor drain project, trash skimmers and conservation of biodiversity.

Of the total projects, she added, 47 will be inaugurated at various locations in Dehradun, Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Haridwar and Chamoli districts of Uttrakhand.

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The main function will be held at Haridwar which will be attended by Uttrakhand CM Harish Rawat and several Union Ministers, such as Nitin Gadkari, Choudhary Birender Singh, Mahesh Sharma and Uma Bharti.

Likewise, 20 projects will be inaugurated in West Bengal, 26 projects in Bihar, 112 projects in UP.

Referring to Ganga Gram Yojana, Miss Bharti said 400 villages along the river Ganga will be developed as Ganga Gram in phase-I. According to her, 13 IITs have adopted five villages each for development as Ganga Grams.

The Minister said eight biodiversity centers will be developed along Ganga for restoration of identified priority species. These centers will be developed at Rishikesh, Dehradun, Narora, Allahabad, Varanasi, Bhagalpur, Sahibganj and Barraackpore.

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