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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANAGA REJUVENATION
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2232
ANSWERED ON:  10.03.2016
Clean Ganga Fund
UDIT RAJ
Will the Minister of



WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANAGA REJUVENATION be pleased to state:-


(a) the total amount of funds collected under the Clean Ganga Fund, so far; and
(b) the status of disbursal and utilization of such funds agency-wise?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANGA REJUVENATION

(PROF. SANWAR LAL JAT)

(a) & (b) As part of Namami Gange programme, Government of India has set up “Clean Ganga Fund” for encouraging contributions from Resident Indians, Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin, Institutions, and Corporates towards Ganga Rejuvenation. The total contribution received as on 4th March 2016 in Clean Ganga Fund is Rs. 87.69 Crores. As approved by the Cabinet, the funds will be utilized for undertaking various activities under Namami Gange programme under the new initiatives including hybrid Annuity based Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects. IDFC Foundation has offered to establish suitable disbursal framework for optimal utilization of the funds by engaging multiple agencies for undertaking projects.

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