Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Oct 11 (ANI): As part of its `Ganga Calling Campaign’, the National Mission for Clean Ganga is seeking the participation of youth for the rejuvenation of the holy river. The rafting expedition, which was inaugurated by Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat from Devprayag reached Rishikesh, where the members of the team interacted with the students at the Triveni Ghat. The students took an oath to contribute for cleaning and protection of the Ganga. The Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan will cover the five Ganga basin states- Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal. It will have stops at five spots including Rishikesh, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Sonepur and Kolkata, where the team members will interact with the locals, especially youth to make them aware about Ganga rejuvenation. This will mark the first-ever effort by the National Mission for Clean Ganga to raft across the entire River. The National Mission for Clean Ganga aims to ensure effective abatement of pollution and rejuvenation of the river Ganga by adopting a river basin approach to promote inter-sectoral coordination for comprehensive planning and management. It has been constructing infrastructure for sewage treatment and development of new ghats to protect the river from direct flow of pollution.
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