Namami Gange Programme
Namami Gange Programme is a flagship programme of the central government launched in 2014 with the budget of Rs.20,000 crore. It aims to conserve and rejuvenate the National River Ganga. The mission covers various activities such as the development of sewage treatment infrastructure, afforestation, river surface cleaning etc., to achieve its objective.
The River Ganga is of cultural and economic significance for India. It supports more than 40 per cent of the country’s population. It is a major source of irrigation for wide variety of crops in India. The Ganges Basin has fertile soil that plays a prominent role in the agricultural outcomes of India and its neighbor Bangladesh.
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