World Bank extends its help for a cleaner Ganga
Source :NewsBharati   Date :11-Aug-2017

New Delhi, August 11: Government of India is putting a strong effort to clean the river waters in India. Due to pollution, the Ganga has lost its beauty and both the purity of water. World bank has extended its help with a loan of US $ 1 billion. Namami Ganga mission is also in progress with the same aim.

The loan has been sanctioned for funding Institutional Development and for the construction of priority infrastructure projects for municipal waste water treatment and solid waste treatment on the main stem of Ganga in the five Ganga basin states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal.

River devastated with pollution cannot be cleaned in a single day rather it’s a continuous process. All existing ongoing projects and new initiative are covered under Namami Ganga mission as it’s a holistic approach.

Now under Namami Gange 173 projects are going on.  The projects include activities like sewage infrastructure, river front development, ghat and crematoria, ghat cleaning, river surface cleaning, afforestation, and biodiversity conservation and rural sanitation. 41 projects have already been finished.