Uma Bharti launches Namami Gange projects at Kanpur

Sushri Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation launched various projects under Namami Gange programme at Ganga Barrage in Kanpur recently worth INR 560Cr. This includes INR 63Cr interception and diversion plan of Sisamau drain, INR 397Cr networking schemes and river front development scheme at Bithoor worth INR 100Cr.
She said Water Resources Ministry is in the process of signing MoUs for this with various Ministries. Sushri Bharti said “We will follow the due process for Ganga conservation. No decision will be taken in haste so that public money is not wasted”. 14 Ghats and five crematoria will be constructed at Bithoor. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said her Ministry will develop market for treated water based on hybrid annuity mode through PPP Model.
The local MP and former Union Minister Dr Murali Manohar said that each one of us is equally responsible for the present state of river Ganga. He said we need to change our attitude towards this holy river. He suggested that a light and sound programme should be prepared depicting the history of Ganga to encourage people’s participation in Namami Gange programme.

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