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  1. Govt okays Rs 20k cr for Ganga plan

Govt okays Rs 20k cr for Ganga plan

The government's flagship ‘Namami Gange’ programme aimed at cleaning and protecting the holy river...

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 14, 2015 12:04 AM

The government’s flagship ‘Namami Gange’ programme aimed at cleaning and protecting the holy river in a comprehensive manner got a R20,000 crore boost on Wednesday, with the Cabinet clearing the Budget outlay to be made over the next five years.

The five-year outlay is five times the amount spent in the last 30 years towards conservation of the national river.

Ganga rejuvenation is a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it was also one of his  major electoral promises. The government had in the Budget for 2015-16 also announced a Rs 2,040 crore “Ganga Mission”
project.

Namami Gange will focus on pollution abatement interventions.

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