A REVIEW OF THE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE CLEANLINESS OF THE GANGA
Among all rivers in India, the River Ganga is considered to be the holiest and its water is believed to have properties to cure diseases untreatable by traditional medicines. It is considered so sacred that this water is preserved by individuals in India to perform their loved ones' last rites. The Ganga River flows through India and Bangladesh and is a trans-boundary river. It runs from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar for more than 2,500 km, passing through 29 major cities, 23 small towns and 48 towns. However, Ganga has become one of the most polluted rivers in the world as a result of the industrial revolution and our cultural practices on its shore, and more than 400 million people are affected by its waterborne diseases. In 1986, the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi launched the complicated "Ganga Action Plan (GAP)" to clean the river without any success. Now, under the "Namami Gange Programme," Mr. Narendra Modi has taken a task to clean the Ganga with a budget of Rs 20,000 crores over the next five years. This study will examine why GAP was ineffective, whether or not Ganga will be cleaned in this century? And what is the influence of the dream project plan of Modi Govt and the present situation of Ganga in Varanasi.