Government seeks public participation, vows to Clean Ganga
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): In order to provide an impetus to the government's flagship programme 'Namami Gange', an event titled ‘Clean Ganga Movement' was organized in capital New Delhi on Wednesday. The government appealed people to contribute to the cleaning of the holy river. Union ministers including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari, Petrolium and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan among others emphasised on the need for cleaning the mighty river and made a contributed of Rs 1 lakh each to the Clean Ganga Fund. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had donated Rs 1.4 Cr towards the Clean Ganga Fund. He received this amount as part of the Seoul Peace prize. Gadkari vowed to clean the river by March next year. Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, the Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga welcomed the dignitaries & briefed the audience about initiatives taken up under the Namami Gange project. He emphasized that 'Joining the cause is more important than monetary support. At the conference that aimed at attaining the support of the masses in their mission to clean the river, several books were also launched related to conservation of River Ganga.