A committee to look into the issues of de-silting and mining in River Ganga is being setup in Bihar, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Uma Bharati, has announced.
Addressing a Ganga Chaupal in Sultanganj, as part of the ongoing Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan, that entered Bihar on its sixth day on Thursday, the Minister said, “A sewage treatment plant will be constructed at Sultanganj.”
She also said her Ministry is initiating various biodiversity and restoration of aqua- life projects being undertaken by the National Mission for Clean Ganga.
Under Namami Gange Programme, afforestation and plantation activities are being carried out at the banks of River Ganga to avoid soil-erosion and dumping of sewage and industrial waste into the river.
“Namami Gange team has been working tirelessly on creation of Sewage Treatment Plants to create adequate sewage treatment capacities besides projects to make towns and villages along river Ganga Open Defecation Free,” she added.