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'Ganga: Reimagining, Rejuvenating Reconnecting'

The work of cleaning of the Ganga -- under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) -- should sustain till 2050 and beyond so that the river remains clean and free-flowing forever, Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga, Rajiv Ranjan Mishra said on Thursday.

"Just as one needs to clean his or her house regularly, not that you do it once and leave it, similarly, Ganga too needs cleaning regularly. For instance, one installs a sewage treatment plant with a life of 15 years. What happens after that? Therefore, our aim is to keep working at it and ensure that the river remains clean till at least 2015 so that its chances of being clean forever increase," Mishra said here at a book release event.

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"Namami Gange", the flagship programme of the Modi government for ensuring a clean Ganga, has created a Guinness World Record.

"Namami Gange", the flagship programme of the Modi government for ensuring a clean Ganga, on Monday created a Guinness World Record by uploading the most photos with handwritten notes on its Facebook page in an hour.

Ahead of the three-day "Ganga Utsav 2021" beginning on Tuesday, "Namami Gange" had planned to set a world record for uploading the most photos by people from across the country between 11 a.m. and 12 noon.

Earlier, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), an initiative of the Jal Shakti Ministry, had urged Ganga lovers, conservationists, activists and the general public to prepare a message with a hand-written poem or a memoir or an article in the name of "Maa Ganga", click a photo with it and share it on the "Namami Gange Facebook event" page.

The Guinness World Records certificate said: "The most photos of handwritten notes uploaded to Facebook in one hour has been achieved by Namami Gange, India in Delhi, India on 1 November 2021"

Adjudicator, Guinness World Records, Rishi Nath, presented the certificate at a ceremony to Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Shekhawat.

Nath said the provisional numbers show that the record has been achieved. However, the exact numbers of photos uploaded would be declared later.

The event and the Utsav are part of the people connect, public outreach activities of the NMCG. "Namami Gange" is an integrated conservation mission, approved as a Flagship Programme' by the Centre in June 2014 with a budgetary outlay of Rs 20,000 crore to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of national River Ganga.

"Ganga Utsav" is a three-day festival celebrating river Ganga starting this year on November 2.

The NMCG has been celebrating the day of declaration of river Ganga as the 'National River' on November 4 every year to promote stakeholder engagement and ensure public participation under the aegis of the Ganga Knowledge Center.

(IANS/JB)

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Urging the people to address their messages to Maa Ganga, "Namami Gange", the flagship programme of the Modi government for ensuring a clean Ganga, is aiming at setting a Guinness world record on November 1

Urging the people to address their messages to Maa Ganga, "Namami Gange", the flagship programme of the Modi government for ensuring a clean Ganga, is aiming at setting a Guinness world record on November 1, ahead of the three-day "Ganga Utsav 2021".

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), an initiative of the Jal Shakti Ministry, has appealed to the Ganga river lovers, conservationists, activists and the general public to prepare a message with a hand-written poem or a memoir or an article in the name of "Maa Ganga," along with a picture and share it on the Namami Gange Facebook event page. The event and the Utsav are part of the peoples' connect, public outreach activities of the NMCG.

"We are looking at participation time of 11 a.m. till 12 noon on November 1 for maximising people's participation. That would be the hour for which we are attempting the record for the Guinness World Records on November 1," said Real Time Information Specialist at "Namami Gange", Peeyush Gupta.

The "Namami Gange" social media handle and the "Ganga Utsav" website (www.gangautsav.com) are already promoting how the interested people should click photos.

NMCG's "Namami Gange" is an integrated conservation mission, approved as a Flagship Programme by the Centre in June 2014 with a budgetary outlay of Rs 20,000 crore to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.

"Ganga Utsav" is a three-day festival celebrating the Ganga starting this year on November 2. The NMCG has been celebrating the day of declaration of the Ganga as the National River on November 4 every year with the objective to promote stakeholders' engagement and ensure public participation under the aegis of Ganga Knowledge Centre.

The utsav celebrates the mystical and cultural river Ganga through storytelling, folklore, dialogues with eminent personalities, quizzing, displaying traditional art forms, dance and music performance by renowned artistes, photo galleries and exhibitions and much more.

(IANS/JB)

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  • National Mission for Clean Ganga announces the adoption of Organic farming on the banks of river Ganga
  • Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh attended the MoU signing event
  • The government wants to ensure that there is a drop in input costs, while the income of farmers goes up

Delhi, Sept 17 2016: The Union Water Resources Ministry on Friday signed an MoU with the Agriculture Ministry to promote organic farming on the banks of the river Ganga.

As per the MoU, villagers residing in 1,657 villages along the river, starting from Uttarakhand to West Bengal, will be encouraged to adopt organic farming.

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