CAG Report on Ganga Rejuvenation, discouraging


PM Modi,constituency is the holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges,  the clean-up of the Ganges one of his key campaign promises in the 2014 general election.The face lift, the quality of water are so poor that the spiritual bathing is impossible task.The parallel drains running of sewer along Ganga with meadows,rights green plants, adopting of latest technologies to clean the Ganga river,plan with paving path of  river with dredging is still distant dream with neat and clean Ghats  with modern amenities in spiritual cities.

Government spent nearly quarter of the funds available for a programme to clean up the Ganges river over the last two years, CAG audit has found, citing lapses in planning and financial management of a flagship scheme.

Government used 20% of earmarked for the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) programme between April 2015 and March 2017, according to the report from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Further CAG reports  water quality in eight of ten towns surveyed along the Ganges did not meet outdoor bathing standards.

“The performance audit revealed deficiencies in financial management, planning, implementation and monitoring, which led to delays in achievement of milestones,” the auditor said in its 160-page report which was presented to parliament last week.

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG

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