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₹30,000 Cr sanctioned to clean Ganga: Union Jal Shakti Minister

₹30,000 Cr sanctioned to clean Ganga: Union Jal Shakti Minister

New Delhi: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat announced on Tuesday that More than ₹ 30,000 crores had been sanctioned for cleaning projects for Ganga and its tributaries, PTI reported.

He was addressing 'Yamuna Par Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'. He said that beginning of development is "our water resource and energy", PTI quotes him.

Minister said, "The graph of the requirement of our natural resources and economic development is identical. Given the demographic, geographic vastness of India, limited water resources and willingness to face environmental challenges, it is imperative that we ensure sustainable use of water and other natural resources."

According to him, many infrastructures have been built to clean the holy river.

Shekhawat expressed satisfaction with the 'Namami Gange' programme transforming into a 'Jan Andolan' (mass movement) with the support of various organisations. Discussions are going, on in more than 100 districts along Ganga on issues related to the river and remedial actions are taken.

In the event, the new initiatives under Arth Ganga, including Jalaj, an MoU with Sahakar Bharati for natural farming and the tourism-related portal ImAvatar. There, the winners of Ganga Quest 2022 were honoured.

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