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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
09-March-2017 15:24 IST
Funds for Ganga Rejuvenation

The details of the funds allocated in the last three Financial Year from 2013-14 to 2015-16 (till 28.02.2017) are given below:-

 

National Mission for Clean Ganga

Funds allocated for Ganga Rejuvenation in the FY from
2013-14 to 2015-16(Rs. In crore)

FY

BE

RE

2013-14

355.00

309.00

2014-15

2,137.00

2,053.00

2015-16

2,750.00

1,650.00

 

           

The four stretches of river Ganga where Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels are more than permissible limits, as monitored by CPCB, is given in table below:-

 

State

Stretch

identified Length of stretch (km)

BOD range/ max

value (mg/l)       

Uttarakhand

Haridwar to Sultanpur Adampur

10

4.2-5.8

Uttar Pradesh

Kannauj to Varanasi

450

3.8-16.9

Bihar

Buxar to Bhagalpur

40

7.8-27

West Bengal

Tribeni to Diamond Harbour

50

3.1-5.8

 

 

In other stretches, BOD levels are within permissible limit i.e = <3mg/l. However, as per monitoring reports of CPCB, entire stretch of river Ganga has high levels of faecal coilform against the prescribed standard. 

 

 This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Vijay Goel in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 

 

Samir/jk