Rural habitation and villages situated in vicinity of River Ganga contribute a significant pollution load to the river on account of open defecation, dirty water and solid wastes from the individual households entering the river through village drains and nallahs. Therefore, rural based pollution load in Ganga River is sought to be addressed through development of Ganga Grams.
To develop model village, that will exhibit itself as comprehensive and
harmonious package of economic, historic, cultural and sanitized unit, on banks
of Ganga, which is self –sustaining. Promoting brand “Ganga” in its handicraft,
organic farm produce and tourism will be other spin offs.
Components of Ganga Grams:
1..Making village ODF
2.Proper management of village waste draining into river Ganga
3.Proper disposal of solid waste
4.Water conservation activities including rain water harvesting/ground
water recharge/maintain of well and ponds, promotion of sprinkler irrigation
5.Encourage plantation of medicinal plants and promotion of organic farming
6.Construction of crematorium
7.Promotion of tourism
8.Coordination between various Central and State Governments sponsored
schemes and their implementation on priority in Ganga Grams