Namami Gange Projects worth Rs 400 crore approved

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NEW DELHI:In another major step towards implementation in Namami Gange in mission mode the empowered steering committee (ESC) of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) today approved various projects worth Rs. 400 crore (approx).

The projects include development of ghats and crematoria in the stretch from Rudraprayag to Guptkashi (Uttrakhand), rehabilitation/development works of ghats and crematoria at Kanpur, interception and diversion of flow of sisamau and other nalas of Kanpur city, development of ghats and crematoria in Bijnor on Ramganga, Uttar Pradesh, development works of ghats and crematorium at Allahabad, modernization/new construction of ghats including public amenities/ crematoria/ river front development work etc in Kahalgaon, Bihar, development of ghats and crematoria in the stretch from Sahibganj to Rajmahal, Jharkhand, construction and upgradation of electric crematoria at Bhatpara and Naihati in West Bengal afforestation programme in the state of West Bengal and development of 13 ghats and five crematoria at Bithoor in UP.

The developments of Ghats and crematoria in the stretch from Rudraprayag to Guptkashi in Uttrakahand will be taken up at Sumari, Tilwara, Silli, Augustmuni and Triveni ghats at a cost of Rs. 26 crore. The ghats and crematoria at Kanpur will be developed at a cost of Rs. 47.39 crore. Development of ghats and crematoria at Allahabad will be taken up at cost of Rs. 88.03 crore.

An expenditure of Rs. 63.80 crore will be incurred on the interception and diversion of flow of sisamau and other nalas of Kanpur city. Development of ghats and crematoria in Bijnor on Ramganga in UP will cost Rs. 12.19 crore. Rs. 23.64 crore will be incurred towards modernization/new construction of ghats including public amenities/ crematoria/ river front development work etc in Kahalgaon, Bihar.

An expenditure of Rs. 42.26 crore will be incurred on the development of ghats and crematoria in the stretch from Sahibganj to Rajmahal, Jharkhand. Rs. 6.26 crore will be spent on the construction and upgradation of electric crematoria at Bhatpara and Naihati in West Bengal. An amount of Rs. 11.16 crore will be spent on afforestation programme in the state of West Bengal. Rs. 70.11 crore will be spent on river front development activities at Bithoor in UP for development of 14 ghats and five crematorias.

 

 

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