Speaking on the success of NMCG, Secretary Jal Shakti said that the upper part of Ganga in Uttarakhand has already been cleaned.
- Work going on in UP-Bihar and West Bengal
- Keeping an eye on the most polluted part
New Delhi: The next target of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is to accelerate the process of cleaning in the tributaries of Ganga in five years. Jal Shakti Secretary Pankaj Kumar said during a cleanliness drive by Ministry of Jal Shakti and WAPCOS at Chhath Ghat of ITO on Saturday morning, “The most polluted stretches of our rivers have been identified and monitored by the Central Pollution Control Board. is going.
NMCG has cadres like Ganga Prahari (Guardian of Ganga) and Ganga Doot. They are trained volunteers who work among local communities to create awareness among people about the importance of cleaning the river to keep it alive.
- Ganga cleaned in upper parts of Uttarakhand
Speaking on the success of the NMCG project, he said that the upper part of the Ganga in Uttarakhand has already been cleaned. Now work is going on in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. In the process we are also targeting the ghats of major cities to modernize them. All this will require a mass movement, because rivers and their surroundings cannot be kept clean without the help of the public, so spreading public awareness about it is another goal of ours.
The Ministry of Jal Shakti is targeting gram panchayats and water and sanitation committees in villages to create a public awareness campaign.
- Constructed more than 10 crore toilets
Regarding the status of Swachh Bharat Mission 1.0, he said that if you look at the Swachh Bharat Mission 1.0, we have adequately achieved our target by constructing more than 100 million toilets and bringing about a massive behavioral change. It has also been noted by international agencies. So a lot of progress has been made and it has been possible only because of the massive participation of the people and this will be our vision for Swachh Bharat 2.0.