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Foundation stone of 11 projects for Yamuna rejuvenation laid by Nitin Gadkari



Foundation stone of 11 projects for Yamuna rejuvenation laid by Nitin Gadkari: Details, Features, Aim, Highlights     

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for eleven projects for Yamuna Rejuvenation under Namami Gange Programme in New Delhi.

All these eleven projects are mostly for the sewerage infrastructure at various stages of implementation are taken up under the Namami Gange programme with an aim to conserve the River Yamuna in Delhi.

All the projects are undertaken under the Yamuna Action Plan III are located in three drainage zones namely Kondli, Rithala and Okhla in Delhi.

Yamuna Action Plan

Yamuna Action Plan is one of the largest river restoration projects in India. Yamuna Action Plan is a bilateral project between the Government of India and Japan.

The Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is providing the financial aid to carry out the project and is being implemented by the National River Conservation Directorate, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, and the Government of India.

About Namami Gange Programme

Namami Gange Programme integrates the efforts to clean and protect the River Ganga in a comprehensive manner. The programme was initiated in 2015 with a budget outlay of Rs. 20,000 over 5 years.

The programme focuses on pollution abatement interventions and execution. It also focuses on improved coordination mechanisms between various Ministries/Agencies of Central and State governments.



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