Uma Bharti to release forestry intervention DPR on Ganga

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Union minister Uma Bharti will release a detailed project report (DPR) on forestry intervention for the Ganga river here on March 22.

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Forestry interventions all along the river course have been envisaged as part of the Ganga rejuvenation programme.

The National Mission on Clean Ganga under the ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation had given a one-year assignment to the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, to prepare the DPR on forestry interventions for Ganga last year.

After the institute submitted the draft DPR to the mission, the water resources ministry conveyed its approval and asked the Dehradun-based institute to finalise the DPR incorporating specific comments and suggestions made by the ministry.

The final DPR will be released in the presence of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar and Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sanwar Lal Jat.

A daylong workshop will also be organised to mark the release of the DPR.

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