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The News Bureau, Dec 14

The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvination, Uma Bharti has finalized a Ganga Rejuvination programme. Earlier she saw the recommendations of the Group of Secretaries. 

Umabarti has directed the Central Water Commission ( CWC) to prepare plans for construction of reservoirs along Ganga, Yamuna and its tributaries to ensure sufficient water flow in these rivers during non-monsoon sea

on. 

To ensure cleanness of Ganga and Yamuna 41 teams of CWC experts visited several places to assess the impact of open drains emptying into these rives and status of Sewage Treatment Plants ( STPs). Three expert teams were constituted to suggest measures for setting up of new STPs and modernization of existing STPs.

These committees have so far examined 18 major suggestions.
It has also been decided to constitute Ganga Task Force to ensure implementation of Ganga rejuvenation programme. Ministry of Defence will provide manpower. 

plans are afoot to develop and beautify ghats at Delhi, Haridwar, Mathura, and Vrindavan.

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