The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD & GR) has signed an MoU in New Delhi with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA & FW) for speedy implementation of the Namami Gange programme. The MoU was signed by Hari Har Mishra, Additional Mission Director, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), MoWR, RD & GR and Dr SS Tomar, Additional Commissioner, MoA & FW, in the presence of Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti and Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh.
Bharti said that signing of this MoU will ensure effective and efficient implementation of various projects of Namami Gange in coordination with MoA & FW. The minister said that since it is a multi-disciplinary programme, the success of Namami Gange largely depends upon the participation of other ministries, state governments and local communities. She expressed the hope that MoA & FW will play a major role in the success of the Namami Gange programme. Singh promised all required help from his ministry to the Ministry of Water Resources for successful implementation of the Programme. He was of the opinion that Namami Gange is a major programme under taken by the Modi government and expressed the hope that both the ministries will put their best together for its success.
As per the terms of the MoU, the MoA & FW will develop organic farming in the villages along the Ganga with each Gram Panchayat representing a single cluster and promote organic farming through awareness programmes, self-help groups, mobile apps, etc.