By 2018, Ganga to be among world’s cleanest rivers: Uma Bharti at NDA’s 2nd anniversary

New Delhi: Lauding the efforts of Union government to clean river Ganga, the Cabinet Minister for Ganga rejuvenation Uma Bharti today said that she would transform the holy river into world’s cleanest by 2018 at an event marking the second anniversary of NDA government.

 

"Today Ganga is among the 10 dirtiest rivers in the world. By 2018, it will be among the ten cleanest rivers," she promised in a talk show on Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan. “Over Rs. 20,000 crore has been sanctioned by the government for cleanliness of river Ganga.”

 

She also took this opportunity to launch an attack at the Congress party. "Previous governments spent the money in an unplanned way,” she said. “We have a clear, phased approach to clean Ganga.”

 

Also participating in the show was Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister of Rural Development. He informed that the central government has surpassed its target in building toilets. "Our mission is to end open defecation completely," he said.

News24 Bureau