The Uttar Pradesh Government has launched Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra, an awareness drive along banks of Ganga River to maintain cleanliness. The campaign was flagged off by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from the state capital in Lucknow.
The drive has been organised by Uttar Pradesh Homeguard volunteers to spread awareness in 25 districts situated on the banks of river Ganga for maintaining the cleanliness and ever-flowing nature of the river. It will pass through 108 blocks of 25 districts of UP from Bijnore to Ballia along Ganga covering around 1,025 kms.
Under it, above one lakh Homeguard volunteers will organise public gathering and other awareness programmes in the district under Namami Gange Project. It will urge people to refrain from practices and other things that pollute the Ganga River.
The Nirmal Ganga Jagriti Yatracampaign consists of Gram Sabhas, Padyataras, Installation of 108 hoardings at prominent places, Nukkad Nataks and Awareness Programmes will disseminate information about Open Defecation, Conservation and Protection of River Ganga, Bio-diversity, Environment Protection, Tree Planations, Organic Farming and Reduce use of Chemical Fertilizers, Water Conservation etc. In this campaign Minister Incharge of respective districts,Eelected Reprsentatives, Members of Parliament, MLAs, Block Heads, Gram Pradhans, Member of Panchayats will actively participate. Besides the above in this campaign students of primary schools, Inter-colleges, educational institutions and important personalities of local places will be invited to make the Nirmal Ganga Jagriti Yatrasuccessful.