Solid Waste Management Projects in 97 Ganga Towns
A meeting was held between Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Union Minister of State forHousing & Urban Affairs along with other concerned officials in the month of July to review the Solid Waste Management (SWM) projects in 97 Ganga towns in the States of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. The authorities have decided to continue pursuing the respective State Governments for taking up SWM projects as required. A total of 63 projects are sanctioned for River Front Development and development of Ghats and Crematoria at an estimated cost of 1197 Cr. Out of these 24 projects are completed and other projects are at various stages of implementation. 97 towns along river Ganga have been identified for solid waste management.