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Smart Ganga city programme launched in 10 cities

Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Uma Bharti on Saturday jointly launched 'Smart Ganga City' programme in 10 cities located along the Ganga to set up Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and improve drainage. 
•    Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mathura, Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Patna, Sahibganj and Barrackpore are the cities/town where the programme will be implemented in the first phase.
•    Union Urban Development Minister Naidu and Water Resources Minister Bharti launched the works through video conferencing and were joined in by District Magistrates/Mayors of cities/towns.
•    Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mathura, Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Patna, Sahibganj and Barrackpore are the cities/town where the programme will be implemented in the first phase.
•    The government plans to form District-Level Mentoring committees in Ganga basin states - on the lines of High-Level Task Force chaired by Cabinet Secretary - to keep an eye on programme implementation.
•    This is a part of Namami gange program
•    This is a program based on PPP model so as to improve the present condition of Ganga


 

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