Eighty Percent Ganga To Be Clean before March 2019 promises Nitin Gadkari
Ashish Kedia (Photo/Video By Lokesh Goswami Ten News)
Today an event was organized to announce “Rehabilitation/Renovation of Mathura Sewerage Scheme” in U.P State under Namami Gange Programme Under Hybrid Annuity based PPP Model.
An agreement with IOCL was also signed for the re-use of treated waste water for Mathura Refinery.
Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari along with Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and MoS Dr. Satyapal Singh and MoS Arjun Ram Meghwal were present at the occasion.
Speaking at the event Nitin Gadkari said, ‘There is a public perception about Ganag and Yamuna that there are only talks and no work. But I would like to tell that there are over 225 projects at Ganga in which 47 have been completed. We are working hard in this direction and in coming time we assure that not a drop of impurities will get inside Ganga”.
Talking on Ganga’s prime tributary Yamuna he said, “On Yamuna we are working 14 projects, two of them are in Haryana- Panipat and Sonipat. Other 10 projects are in Delhi, 2 are functional and 8 have been given approval. Kondli-Okhla and Rithala are the places where we are carrying projects to end pollution in Yamuna”.
He also informed that 10 cities on banks of Yamuna have been selected namely Noida, Baghpat, Agra, Kairana, Allahabad etc. to implement projects for Yamuna Cleanliness.
For cleaning of Hindon also 4 cities including Sharanpur, Muzzafarnagar etc have been selected.
Nitin Gadkari also set a final deadline for Ganga cleanliness and claimed that by March 2019 80% Ganga will be clean as per world standards.