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The News Minute | July 10, 2014 | 05:28 pm IST

Cleaning up the Ganga was one of the major issues raised in the campaign of then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. So it was only expected that the budget would carry a plan for reviving and cleaning up the majestic river.

An Integrated Ganga Development Plan was announced  by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on July 10 as part of the Modi government's maiden budget. 

Rs 2,037 crores have been allocated for the project which has been named 'Namami Ganga'. An NRI fund for conservation of river Ganga is also on the cards.

However, the allocation made for the river got mixed response from Twitteratis. Previous governments also had made promises to focus on the rejuvenation of the Ganga, one of the most important rivers in the world. A lot was spent and very little came out of those projects. So it was only normal for people to be sceptic about any new measures announced. Some still have their hopes pinned with the new government. 

Here's a quick look at what some thought about whether the Rs 2,037 crores set aside for the river will bear any successful result or not. 

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