Green signal for Namami Gange projects worth Rs 400 crore

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New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The empowered steering committee (ESC) of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) on Monday approved various projects worth around Rs 400 crore, officials said.

The projects include development of ghats and crematoria in the stretch from Rudraprayag to Guptkashi (Uttrakhand), development of ghats and crematoria at Kanpur, interception and diversion of flow of sisamau and other nallas of Kanpur city, development of ghats and crematoria in Bijnor on Ramganga, Uttar Pradesh and development of ghats and crematorium in Allahabad.

Apart from that, modernization/new construction of ghats including public amenities/crematoria 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 Uttar Pradesh were also approved.

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, officials said.

–IANS

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