Govt launches web portal on Ganga Rejuvenation Plan

In a major step towards its cleanliness drive, the Ministry of Water Resource on Friday launched an exclusive web portal on the river Ganga.

Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 19:18 PM IST
Govt launches web portal on Ganga Rejuvenation Plan

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In a major step towards its cleanliness drive, the Ministry of Water Resource on Friday launched an exclusive web portal on the river Ganga.

The purpose of this launch is to connect with public on the ambitious Ganga rejuvenation project of the National Democratic Alliance or NDA Government.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister for Water Resource, Uma Bharti said that the website was an important tool to connect the public with the gigantic task of Ganga rejuvenation.

The website (nmcg.nic.in) gives details of Namami Gange, an Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission, for which a sum of Rs. 100 crore has been allocated for development of ghats and beautification of river fronts at Kedarnath, Haridwar, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Patna and Delhi in the current financial year.

The bilingual website also contains a wide rage of information on clean Ganga mission, conservation of pollution project, status of NGRBA, Ganga action plan, water quality monitoring, industrial pollution monitoring, waste water management and comprehensive details of Ganga basin.

The home page of the web portal opens with Mahatma Gandhi's message on the holy river Ganga.

Further, the website has a provision to receive feedback from the public, where suggestions can be given about the Ganga Rejuvenation Plan.

The public can also upload files up to the size of 4 MB along with their suggestions, a press release said.

The web portal also has an external link for Gangapedia that provide details on news, events, blogs and library connected with the river Ganga.

The minister expressed hope that large number of people concerned with the present state of Ganga will come forward to give their suggestions to improve the situation.

She reiterated the resolve of the Government to rejuvenate the holy river of Ganga within shortest possible time.

(With Agency Inputs)