River cleaning to be taken up in mission mode, says Gajendra Shekhawat

Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today said river cleaning will be taken up in a mission mode across the country.

Participating in a Cleanathon event of Namami Gange in New Delhi this morning, Mr Shekhawat said, the rural sanitation coverage has reached 99 per cent from 39 per cent in October 2014.

He said, Similarly, the cleaning of river Ganga and its tributaries will be taken up in a mission mode.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria said, apart from Ganga, Yamuna, Kali Bhagirathi, Alaknanda and Koshi will be brought under the Cleanathon Project. He said, today the Cleanathon was carried out at 8 Ghats in Delhi.

The Hindu

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