Jal Shakti Ministry has signed agreement with 12 technical education institutions for academic and research collaboration towards basin management of six rivers. These are Narmada, Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna, Cauvery and Periyar. This agreement was signed under the National River Conservation Plan.

Speaking on the occasion, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said, several efforts were made by the government to clean the river Ganga. He said, due to better planning and

proper implementation, today UNESCO has included Namami Gange Mission among the ten best conservation and revitalization campaigns in the world. 

Mr Shekhawat said, to make river conservation a mass movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi linked it to livelihood and gave the principle of Arth Ganga. The Minister also stressed the need to enhance inter-state cooperation and coordination in river related matters.

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