Launching a special 'cleaning campaign' at the recently renovated Assi Ghat here, the Union Minister for Tourism and Culture said, the ministry is set to prepare a comprehensive plan for the all round development and beautification of the ghats and cleaning of Ganga river.

A plan is being drafted to clean garbage by using boats as its disposal was a major problem in the historic city of Varanasi due to its narrow lanes. Now boats would ferry garbage and dump it at certain specific points, he said.

'Light and Sound shows' would soon be introduced at Assi Ghat, the minister said while releasing a song and a quawali based on the theme of Ganga and Varanasi written by social worker and Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak.

He also inaugurated a Sulabh public toilet on the occasion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched a cleaning drive at Assi Ghat and Sulabh International has excavated and cleaned it.

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