"We hope to clean 70 to 80 per cent Ganga by March 2019. It is a general perception that nothing significant is being done under Namami Gange Programme but this is not correct. 251 Gross Polluting Industries (GPI) were closed and closure directions have been issued to non-complying GPIs," he told media persons here.
The minister said that real-time monitoring of pollution is being done in 938 industries and 211 main 'nallas' which are polluting the river have been identified.
"Regular review meetings with all the states government officials, contractors, consultants are being done for speedy completion of projects," he said.
She said measures like Solid-Liquid waste management, tree plantation, making villages and towns plastic free and awareness programmes are being adopted.