Centre is on lookout for skilled workers for cleaning Ganga

The water ministry will mobilize resources for creation of Pradhan Mantri Namami Gange Kaushal Kendras in 60 districts covered under Namami Gange Mission.

Published: 14th July 2017 08:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2017 08:29 PM   |  A+A-

Ganga river (File | EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  A day after it was pulled up by the National Green Tribunal for failing to clean Ganga, Centre is now looking for skilled workers for cleaning Ganga.

The ministry of water Resources has decided to hire skilled manpower for laying sewerage pipeline, plumbing works, construction of toilets, civil masonry works, waste collection and other disposal activities. To achieve this, the ministry is getting into an agreement with ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship for the success of Namami Gange programme in New Delhi.

The agreement intends to develop skilled manpower for laying sewerage pipeline, plumbing works, construction of toilets, civil masonry works, waste collection and its disposal activities.

“It will also develop skills for preparing products from pious waste materials like flowers, leaves, coconuts, hair and associate plastic bags and plastic bottles etc. and their proper packaging and promotion of such products,” said a senior ministry official.

The water ministry will mobilize resources for creation of Pradhan Mantri Namami Gange Kaushal Kendras in 60 districts covered under Namami Gange Mission. Skill development ministry will take initiative in developing skills among potential work-force in the region and training will done in keeping in mind scientific aspects.

It will also take initiative in conducting a survey in the region for identifying the possible skill development activities in addition to above in conjunction with National Mission for Clean Ganga.

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