Government launches Swajal Programme and Gangotri Swachh Iconic Place project

The Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched Gangotri Swachh Iconic Place project and Swajal, a community owned drinking water programme in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

These both projects will create cleanliness, provide basic amenities to the people of Ganga bank villages and will also generate employment. Moreover, Bagori Ganga Gram’ project was also announced for Bagori village, which was declared open defecation free (ODF).

New Swajal Project

The project was inaugurated at Bagori. It is community owned drinking water programme for sustained drinking water supply. It has budgetary support of more than Rs. 32 lakh.

Gangotri Swachh Iconic Place project

It aims to make Gangotri as Swachh Iconic Place (SIP). For this, CSR funds of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) will be used for making Gangotri SIP. The SIP project is coordinated by Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation (MDWS), in collaboration with Union Ministries of Housing & Urban Affairs, Tourism, Culture, state governments, municipal and local agencies.

Bagori Ganga Gram project

The project is a solid and liquid waste management scheme with total expense of Rs 11.88 lakh. Bagori is one of 24 pilot Ganga Villages chosen to be transformed into Ganga Grams this year.

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