New Projects For Ganga River Cleaning
The Swajal Pilot Project has been planned in six States viz. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The Villages have been selected by the States. So far, two Swajal pilot projects have been launched in Bagori village of Uttarakashi district in Uttarakhand and Bhikampura village of Karauli district in Rajasthan.
Gangotri has been taken up as one of the Iconic Sites which is a part of Swachhta Iconic Places Project under Swachh Bharat Mission. Bagori Ganga Gram is one of the 24 Pilot Ganga Grams under Namai Gange Mission.
New Swajal Project is a drinking water supply project and Gangotri Iconic Place is under Swachh Iconic Places. Bagori Ganga Gram Project is under Namami Gange Mission.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation & HRD, Dr Satya Pal Singh in a written reply in Lok Sabha.