RSS to ‘assist’ Modi’s Clean Ganga project

gangariver-haridwar_14364Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will monitor the implementation of Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission (Namami Ganga), the dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A decision in this regard was taken during the meeting of senior RSS office-bearers of the five regions (in the state) that fall under the river’s course between Gangotri in Uttarakhand to Ganga Sagar in West Bengal.

RSS Sahsarkaryawah Krishna Gopal presided over the closed-door meeting on Sunday.  According to sources, Gopal has asked RSS office-bearers to form teams of volunteers to supervise the project work that will start soon. These volunteers will regularly visit the project sites and submit reports to senior office-bearers who will communicate to the Centre if any laxity or irregularity in implementation of the project is found.

These office-bearers will also interact with the government officials associated with the project and give them regular suggestions to improve the quality of work.

Modi government has made budgetary allocation of Rs 2,037 crore towards the Namami Gange project. This amount is to be used up by the end of this year with work on the project likely to begin in October.

Ghat development and beautification of river front at several places such as Kedarnath, Haridwar, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad and Patna among others are reportedly as part of the project.

Source: The Indian Express