Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti on February 20, 2018 launched the Bagori Ganga Gram project, New Swajal Project at Bagori and Gangotri as Swachh Iconic Place at Dunda village in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. These both projects will create cleanliness, provide basic amenities to the people of Ganga bank villages and will also generate employment.
Open Defecation Free village Bagori is one of the 24 pilot Ganga Villages picked up to be transformed into Ganga Grams this year. Uma Bharti launched the Bagori Ganga Gram project, a solid and liquid waste management scheme with a total expense of Rs 11.88 lakh.
Union Minister Uma Bharti also launched Gangotri as Swachh Iconic Places (SIP). The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) with its CSR fund will help in taking Gangotri to a higher level of clealiness under the SIP initiative. The Swachh Iconic Places project is being coordinated by Union Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation (MDWS), in collaboration with Union Ministries of Housing & Urban Affairs, Tourism, Culture, state governments, municipal and local agencies.