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Narendra Modi govt to rope in Corporates to rejuvenate Varanasi ghats

India TV News Desk 03 Jun 2014, 9:18:32 AM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Promising to make Varanasi one of the "cleanest cities", Prime Minister Narendra Modi sanctioned rupees 18 crores for development of the ghats at Varanasi, and the construction of jetties along the Ganga river

While Modi has assigned the task of cleaning the Ganga river to Uma Bharti, it is Shripad Yesso Naik's job (as MoS of Tourism) to clean up the holy city.

And for this a dozen ghats in the city, also the prime minister's constituency, have been selected for the trial in which India's top companies will `adopt' the sites for their cleaning and maintenance.

As per the structure of the plan, the trial will begin with leading companies taking up certain ghats as their subjects to clean and maintain the sites.

The cleaning will be aimed at different sections of ghats. Some parts will be fixed as priority over the others.