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World Bank enhances support for Namami Gange project, sanctions $400 mn

The assistance will help strengthen the management of the river basin which is home to more than 500 million people, the World Bank said in a statement

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The Ganga basin covers a quarter of India's landmass, and is a critical economic and environmental resource for the country.

Press Trust of India New Delhi

The World Bank on Monday said it has enhanced its support for Government of India's program to rejuvenate Ganga river with a $ 400 million (about Rs 3,000 crore) assistance that will help stem pollution in the river.

The assistance will help strengthen the management of the river basin which is home to more than 500 million people, the World Bank said in a statement.

"The Second National Ganga River Basin Project (SNGRBP), approved by the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors on June 25, will support the government's Namami Gange program and its long-term vision for controlling pollution

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First Published: Jun 30 2020 | 10:13 PM IST

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