Thursday, 9 March 2017

Funds for Ganga Rejuvenation


Ministry of Water Resources09-March, 2017 15:24 IST
Funds for Ganga Rejuvenation
The details of the funds allocated in the last three Financial Year from 2013-14 to 2015-16 (till 28.02.2017) are given below:-

National Mission for Clean Ganga

Funds allocated for Ganga Rejuvenation in the FY from
2013-14 to 2015-16(Rs. In crore)

FY
BE
RE



2013-14
355.00
309.00

2014-15
2,137.00
2,053.00

2015-16
2,750.00
1,650.00


           
The four stretches of river Ganga where Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels are more than permissible limits, as monitored by CPCB, is given in table below:-

State
Stretch
identified Length of stretch (km)
BOD range/ max
value (mg/l)       
Uttarakhand
Haridwar to Sultanpur Adampur
10
4.2-5.8

Uttar Pradesh
Kannauj to Varanasi
450
3.8-16.9

Bihar
Buxar to Bhagalpur
40
7.8-27
West Bengal
Tribeni to Diamond Harbour
50
3.1-5.8



In other stretches, BOD levels are within permissible limit i.e = <3mg/l. However, as per monitoring reports of CPCB, entire stretch of river Ganga has high levels of faecal coilform against the prescribed standard. 

 This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Vijay Goel in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 

Samir/jk


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