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500 metres along Ganga to be litter-free

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  • Urban local bodies in all 118 towns on banks of the river Ganga in five states will maintain the 500 metre area along the river and connecting drains as a ‘litter-free zone’.
  • Unemployed youth in these urban areas will be hired to ensure the upkeep of the zone.
  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), an autonomous body under the ministry of water resources, will soon enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with each of the 118 urban local bodies in this regard and work with the civil authorities to achieve overall objective of rejuvenating the country’s national river.

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