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Poll-bound UP gets Rs 307 cr of Rs 400 cr under Namami Gange

With eye on upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has approved different development projects worth above Rs 300 crore for the state under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious project Namami Gange.

The UP has got larger share out of Rs 400 crore, which was approved on Monday by the empowered steering committee (ESC) of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA).

The move is seen as a major step towards implementation of Namami Gange project in mission mode. The other states like West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand have got lesser amount for beautification or development of ghats, crematoria under the pet project of PM Modi.

The committee has approved Rs 17.42 crore for upgradation of electric crematoria in West Bengal. Out of the Rs 17.42 crore, Rs 11.16 crore would be spent on afforestation programme in the state.

Bihar has got Rs 23.64 crore, which would be incurred towards modernization/new construction of ghats, including public amenities/crematoria/river front development work etc in Kahalgaon. An expenditure of Rs 42.26 crore would be incurred on the development of ghats and crematoria in stretch from Sahibganj to Rajmahal in Jharkhand.

While developments of ghats and crematoria in stretch from Rudraprayag to Guptkashi in Uttrakahand would be be taken up at Sumari, Tilwara, Silli, Augustmuni and Triveni ghats at a cost of Rs 26 crore.

The projects which have been approved of development under the Namami Gange project in UP include development works of ghats and crematoria at Kanpur, interception and diversion of flow of Sisamau and other nalas of Kanpur city, development of ghats and crematoria in Bijnor on Ram Ganga and development works of ghats and crematorium at Allahabad.

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