Ganga cleaning to end by 2020
THE CLEANING of the river Ganga is expected to be completed by 2020, the government has said. In reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said, "The present initiative of Ganga cleaning is expected to be completed by 2020, by which time most of the projects that have been initiated/ proposed are expected to be completed and desired results will be visible." The National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) was launched in 2009 with the renewed vision of cleaning the river Ganga using a basin wide approach. Till NGRBA was launched (1985-2009), 966 projects for cleaning Ganga had been launched, 902 projects completed and a treatment capacity of 2,495.73 million litres per day created, she added.
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