New Delhi : Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today said that Government of India has launched the Namami Gange Programme in June 2014, with the total budgetary outlay of Rs.20,000 crore to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga and its tributaries. The budget for the programme is provided in the Demands for Grants for Ministry of Jal Shakti. The funds allocated and utilized from the financial year 2014-15 till 30 June 2021 is tabulated below:-
|Financial Year||Final Allocation (Rs. in crore)||Actual releases by Government of India to National Mission for Clean Ganga
(Rs. in cr.)
(* up-to 30 June 2021)
(** Budget Estimate)
The State-wise and year-wise funds released / expended by National Mission for Clean Ganga are annexed at Annexure-I.
- Under Namami Gange programme, diverse set of interventions for cleaning and rejuvenation of river Ganga have been taken up. These includes pollution abatement activities including domestic sewage, industrial effluent, solid waste etc., River front Management, Aviral Dhara, Rural Sanitation, Afforestation, Biodiversity Conservation, Public Participation etc. A total of 346 projects are taken up at a sanctioned cost of Rs.30,235 crore, out of which, 158 projects are completed.
The State-wise details of sanctioned projects, their cost allocation and completed projects are annexed at Annexure-II.
As on 30 June 2021, Rs.1,040.63 crore was available with National Mission for Clean Ganga under the Namami Gange Programme.