Namami Gange

Murky waters

Print edition : January 19, 2018

Diving for coins and gold in the highly polluted waters of the Ganga in Allahabad after the Kumbh Mela festival on April 2, 2013. Photo: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

Narendra Modi offers prayers with priests during the launch of Namami Gange in Varanasi in 2014. Photo: PTI

Vishwambhar Nath Mishra, the chief priest of Sankat Mochan temple and professor of electronics at Benares Hindu University. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

A special CAG audit report reveals the abysmal failure in the implementation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship river clean-up programme, Namami Gange.
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