Uttarakhand News

Ganga Gram, Swajal projects launched in a Uttarakhand’s Bagori village

In a massive push to the water and sanitation programmes in Uttarakhand, Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti launched Bagori Ganga Gram project, New Swajal Project at Bagori and Gangotri Iconic Place at Dunda village in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. With the help of these projects, the government not only aims in improving the cleanliness and sanitation at the villages on the banks of Ganga, but also create employment opportunities.

Situated on the banks of Ganga river, Bagori is a village in the Uttarakashi district of Uttarakhand that has been declared open-defecation free (ODF) and is one of the 24 villages selected to be transformed into Ganga Grams this year. As a apart of the Ganga Gram project, a solid and liquid waste management scheme worth Rs 11.88 lakh   was inaugurated at the village. A tree plantation drive was also carried with more than 1.5 lakh saplings ready to be planted in Uttarkashi this year.

Apart from that, a new Swajal project was also inaugurated at the village with a budget of 32 lakh. The Swajal project is a community-based drinking water  scheme for sustained potable water supply. The Union Minister also launched Gangotri as Swachh Iconic Places under Swacch Bharat Mission.

Inputs from Press Bureau of India