first_imgSimilarly, Rural Development and Drinking Water andSimilarly, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministries have been tasked to ensure that the over-1,600 villages along the river become open defecation-free, he said.”The Ministry will be involved in developing villages along the river. Tourism Ministry has been roped in for works related to tourist spots along the river. Ayush Ministry will be engaged in activities such as planting medicinal plants in river areas,” Shekhar said.He said the Sports Ministry will engage youth attached to its Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) in activities of Ganga cleaning and spreading awareness among public.The Water Resources Ministry had signed an MoU in this regard on June 8 last year.Apart from these, the Shipping Ministry has been entrusted with the responsibility of developing river transport infrastructure, he said.National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementation wing of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) and is implementing various pollution abatement, aquatic resource conservation and institutional development projects under NGRBA in the five basin states on the main stem of the Ganga adopting basin-based holistic approach. PTI ENM PRM SK PRM PRMlast_img read more