Indian corporates, NRIs commit $5 bn for development of ghats, parks along Ganga

London: Indian corporates, Non-Resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin have committed more than $5 billion for the development of ghats, fronts, crematoria and parks along the banks of River Ganga.

Various MoUs, including innovative technologies for river cleaning were also signed related to the initiatives.

According to the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, there are projects worth more than Rs 10,000 crore for development of ghats, crematoria, water bodies, parks, sanitation facilities, public amenities and river front which need additional funding.

“Projects worth over Rs 2,500 crore, available for private funding, have been published as a booklet and are also available on the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) website as an e-booklet. The government is appealing to the business community to participate in the Namami Gange Mission to clean the river by funding projects of their choice,” the statement said.

The developments took place during a road show organised by National Mission for Clean Ganga and the Indian High Commission in the United Kingdom.

“MoUs were also signed for innovative technologies for river cleaning, with companies including Lyndon Water, Celtic Renewables, Medifarm, NVH Technologies and Arkatap. Apart from these, many companies and individuals have agreed to take on projects from the list of over 200 projects for which private funding has been sought,” the statement added.