UNION Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari has said there is lack of funds for the implementation of projects under Namami Gange.NDA Government is for implementation of the ambitious project for the benefit of people. After laying the foundation for and inaugurating a slew of national highway projects worth nearly Rs 5,555 crore, Gadkari made the announcement while addressing a gathering at Chandi Ghat. There is no dearth of funds for the Namami Gange projects aimed at cleaning the river and maintaining its uninterrupted flow and the Centre will ensure that nothing impedes their implementation.” Ban Ganga in Laksar will be revived to add to the flow of water in the Ganga,” he said.The also sought individual monetary contribution from people to the mission assuring them that their contribution will be credited straight into the Namami Gange accounts. The Namami Gange projects in Uttarakhand, he said out of 33 sewage treatment plants to be set up in the state work on 19 had already been completed, work is in progress on 12 and two are in the pipeline for Dehradun.Har ki Pairi will be beautified at a cost of Rs 40 crore, the Union minister said. Travelling in a motor boat from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar will become a reality. A plan is being worked out in that direction, he added. On the all-weather roads project to Char Dham, Gadkari said by this time he would have inaugurated it if the Supreme Court had not intervened raising some environmental concerns. He, however, hoped work on the project under which 900 kilometre of roads are to be built in Uttarakhand at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore will soon be taken up. National Highway projects whose foundation stones were laid by Gadkari included Haridwar-Laltappar, Laltappar-Mohkampur, Purkaji-Laksar-Haridwar, Haridwar-Nagina, Roorkee-Chutmalpur-Gagalhedi, Chutmalpur-Ganeshpur roads besides construction of a bridge over Mayapuri scap channel on Haridwar national highway.Reconstructed Roshnabad-Biharigarh motor road and three bridges on Jollygrant-Thano-Raipur-Sahastradhara road.
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