AMN / NEW DELHI
The government has sanctioned 254 projects worth over 24 thousand crore rupees under National Mission for Clean Ganga. Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari said, around five thousand crore rupees have been spent in the last four years under it.
Mr Gadkari was speaking after inaugurating India Water Impact Summit 2018 in here today. He said the government has decided to spend another three thousand crore rupees next year under the programme.
He also said the government has earmarked 20 thousand crores for five years towards the clean Ganga programme.
Mr Gadkari informed that his Ministry has taken up construction of 197 ghats in five states, including Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The Minister said the priority is to check pollution of the Ganga, adding that there will be no compromise on it.