Uma Bharati launched the Gangotri Swachh Iconic Place project in Uttarkashi

Vastavam web: Union Drinking Water and Sanitation minister Uma Bharati today launched the Gangotri Swachh Iconic Place project and Swajal — a community owned drinking water programme in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district.Under a special initiative, the minister also announced the ‘Bagori Ganga Gram’ project for the state’s Bagori village, which was declared open defecation free (ODF).Swajal, which is a community owned drinking water programme for sustained drinking water supply, was inaugurated by the minister at Bagori and a budget of Rs 32 lakh has been alloted, an official release said.

ODF Bagori is one of the 24 pilot villages’ selected to be transformed into ‘Ganga Grams’ this year.The minister also inaugurated a solid and liquid waste management scheme of Rs 11.88 lakh at Bagori.Bharati along with Uttarakhand Drinking Water and Sanitation Prakash Pant and secretary, MDWS, Parameswaran Iyer, participated in tree plantation programmes.