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Economic Survey: Namami Gange expenditure only half of budgeted outlays

Sewage treatment capacity during the last eight years has been scaled up ten times

LED lights lit up ghats under the Namami Gange project
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LED lights lit up ghats under the Namami Gange project

Ishaan Gera New Delhi
In 2008, Ganga was declared a national river. Schemes pertaining to the cleaning of the river have been going on since 1985. This government's track record has been better as it consolidated all programmes under the National Clean Ganga Mission in 2014.

However, data analysis from the Economic Survey 2021-22 shows that implementation gaps remain.

The Namami Gange Mission, which was approved for a period of five years from 2015-20, has been extended. Also, expenditure under the scheme has lagged budgeted outlays. The government had approved an amount of Rs 20,000 crore to be spent on Namami Gange over five

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First Published: Jan 31 2022 | 4:55 PM IST

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