Uttar Pradesh Government has launched Ganga Hariteema Yojana (also known as Ganga Greenery scheme) in 27 districts of the state located on the bank of river Ganga. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath launched in a function organised on bank of Sangam the confluence of rivers of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati.
Objectives of Ganga Hariteema Yojana
- Under the scheme Ganga Hariteema Yojana , plantation will be carried out in one-kilometre areas from the banks of river.
- The Uttar Pradesh Government will also encourage the common people for plantation on their private lands under ‘One Person One Tree’ slogan.
- The scheme Ganga Hariteema Yojana aims to enhance the green cover in the catchment areas of the river Ganga and to control the land erosion.
A high power committee under Chairmanship of Chief Minister has been set up to monitor the implementation of the scheme.
The scheme Ganga Hariteema Yojana will be carried out by September 16 2018, the date that will be observed as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2018.
Seven state government departments have been engaged for implementation of the Ganga Hariteema Yojana Scheme.
A committee has been set up under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar will check out the contribution of different departments.
India has spent less than a quarter of the funds available for a programme to clean up the Ganges river over the last two years
Modi has been concerned about the slow pace of the Ganges clean-up drive. Modi has been concerned about the slow pace of the Ganges clean-up drive,a federal audit has found, citing lapses in planning and financial management of a flagship scheme.
The government had only used $260 million of the $1.05 billion earmarked for the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) programme between April 2015 and March 2017.
Many Initiatives have been taken by the Government to make Ganga clean.
Now its a another major move towards Ganga Clean Drive ,The scheme Ganga Hariteema Yojana which aims to enhance the green cover in the catchment areas of the river Ganga and to control the land erosion.