New Delhi, Aug 1:
Banks of River Ganga are set to get a face lift as several corporates have undertaken CSR projects for ghat cleaning and development, forestation, provision of amenities and similar work under Namami Gange programme.
Companies like Shipping Corporation of India, Indorama Corporation, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Hinduja Group, Arcelor Mittal, New Indian Express, Bajaj Electricals, Amer Maritime, HCL, Reliance Industries and a few others have undertaken projects.
Ganga rejuvenation projects are notified as CSR activity under Companies Act 2013. Corporates can give donations to the Clean Ganga Fund and also take up projects for rejuvenating the river. Minister of Water Resource, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari urged companies to undertake more and more projects for rejuvenation of Ganga as part of their CSR activity.