Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who assumed additional charge of water resources on 4 September 2017, has announced the formation of an inter-ministerial task force for speedy implementation of the Centre’s Namami Gange mission.
Along with this, the Minister announced that the Water Resources Ministry would come out with a detailed schedule on achieving various targets under the mission in a time-bound and transparent manner within a week.
Further, Gadkari praised former Water Resources minister Uma Bharti for working hard and doing all the ground work towards cleaning the river in the past three years and said he would try to see that the ministry attained all the goals she had set.
“We will form a task force. We will come out with a schedule of targets to be achieved under the mission in a week. We will try to realise the dreams of the prime minister in a time-bound, transparent manner and we will attain all the deadlines fixed by Umaji,” said Gadkari.
The task force is expected to comprise ministers and officials from water resources, urban development, drinking water and sanitation and rural development among others.
Ministers of state for water resources Arjun Ram Meghwal and Satyapal Singh were also present at the occasion.