Smart Ganga City Scheme Launched in 10 Cities

Uma Bharti launching the Smart Ganga City programme through video conference from Ujjain on August 13, 2016

Uma Bharti launching the Smart Ganga City programme through video conference from Ujjain on August 13, 2016

India’s Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Uma Bharti, and Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu launched Smart Ganga City Scheme on Saturday in 10 cities through video conference.

These cities are – Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mathura-Vrindavan, Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Patna, Sahibgunj, and Barrackpore.

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has chosen these cities in the first phase for infrastructure development for sewage treatment. This will be on hybrid annuity mode based on PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model.

[आओ मिल कर करें एक नये और समृद्ध भारत का निर्माण]

Addressing the function from Ujjain, Uma Bharti said that cooperation of Urban Development Ministry is key to the success of Namami Gange programme.

She said learning from the past experience of gaga action plan, her Ministry this time has gone for hybrid annuity mode based on PPP model.

The Minister said district level mentoring committees will be constituted to monitor the speedy implementation of Namami Gange programme.

[ Can Narendra Modi’s Song and Dance Solve India’s Problems? ]

The Minister said that though in the first phase only 10 cities have been taken up but gradually more and more cities will be taken up. She said the involvement of district administration and municipal body is key to success of this program.

In his address from Hyderabad, M. Venkaiah Naidu said his Ministry is an integral part of this programme. He expressed the hope that Namami Gange programme having adopted hybrid annuity mode based on PPP model will be a great success.

The District Magistrates / Mayors of the 10 chosen cities participating in the video conference appreciated the Namami Gange programme and promised the full support of state administration and local bodies for its success.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

Related posts:

Virgin, Google to Offer Chromebooks to Travelers
Do You Know What’s in Your Hot Dog?
Back to the Future with Dassault Falcon Calendar
Mr. Obama, Will You Invite Narendra Modi to the U.S.?
Savor: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
Actress Jessica Alba Stars in Crack Life Open
President Obama Welcomes Ash Carter as Defense Secretary
NBA All-Star Blake Griffin Stars in Kia Ad Campaign
Is Narendra Modi the Weakest Prime Minister of India?
Are Iowa Caucus Results Disaster for Hillary Clinton?
Custom Content Services