Web portal on Ganga rejuvenation launched

The Water Resource Ministry on Friday launched a web portal to connect with the public on the ambitious Ganga Rejuvenation project of the NDA Government. File photo: Anand Sing  

As part of its efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, the Ministry of Water Resource on Friday launched a web portal to connect with the public on the ambitious project of the NDA Government.

The bilingual 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 issued in Delhi said.

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

She expressed hope that large number of people concerned with the present state of Ganga would come forward to give their suggestions to improve the condition of the river.

She reiterated the Government’s resolve to rejuvenate the holy river within the shortest possible time.

The home page of the web portal http://nmcg.nic.in/, which opens with the message of Mahatma Gandhi on the holy Ganga is an encyclopedia of the largest river basin in India.

It also 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.

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

The website further 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.

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