ESTABLISHMENT OF CLEAN GANGA FUND
River Ganga, with her tributaries, which has been a life-sustaining force and a source of physical and spiritual connect in this country for millennia, is in a severe state of degradation in several stretches. The situation warrants vigorous and sustained human intervention to regain its lost glory. Government of India have taken many initiatives to rejuvenate this river. However, the task, being humongous in nature, it is unthinkable to achieve the objective without the support of the people from all walks of life. Of late, a large number of people at home and overseas, have evinced keen interest to resurrect the bygone glory of the river Ganga.
2. In order to harness this formidable force, the Government of India has recently established the “Clean Ganga Fund (CGF) “in which Resident Indians/Institutions/Corporations, NRIs and PIOs are eligible to contribute by means of donations, adoption of ghats, piloting new technologies, conducting research, involvement in creating public awareness, plantation of trees or in any other way they wish for rejuvenation of the river.
3. Donations may be remitted through a cheque/DD drawn in favour of “Clean Ganga Fund” or transmitted through electronic transfer directly to the account No.34213740838 at State Bank of India (SBI), New Delhi Main Branch (SWIFT Code: SBININBB104, IFSC Code: SBIN0000691) which has been created for this purpose. An online platform in association with SBI Epay has also been developed for ease of donations by individuals. For more details, please visit https://nmcg.nic.in/, www.cleangangafund.com.
4. It would be appreciated if the NRIs/PIOs in Malaysia could participate in the noble cause of Ganga Rejuvenation.