• Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday laid the foundation stone of 11 projects for Yamuna Rejuvenation under Namami Gange Programme in New Delhi.
• Speaking on the occasion, Mr Gadkari said the water quality in Ganga has improved substantially.
• Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation said his Ministry is taking the initiative to increase the flow of the Yamuna river.
• He also stated that the air pollution and water pollution that affects Delhi will soon be gotten rid of.
• In his speech, Minister for Science and Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan said a survey of India has helped to map the 2,525 km long Ganga Basin.
• Our correspondent reports a total of 11 projects have been taken up under Namami Gange Programme by National Mission for Clean Ganga to conserve river Yamuna in Delhi.
• Most of the projects are for the sewerage infrastructure and are at various stages of implementation.
• These projects under Yamuna Action Plan III are located in three drainage zones namely Kondli, Rithala and Okhla in Delhi.
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