Sankat Mochan Foundation

Vision & Mission

The Sankat Mochan Foundation (SMF), is a Varanasi based registered society committed to clean Ganga ji. Comprising of active and committed members of the society, university professors, practicing religious people, poets, student representatives and friends of Ganga ji all over the world SMF is well respected for its work to clean Ganga ji at Varanasi.

Working since 1982 SMF has the credit of presenting a comprehensive plan to stop total flow of sewage from the city of Varanasi into Ganga ji with a two step plan. First, by laying watertight interceptors along the banks of Ganga, Varuna and Assi Rivers. Then, employing an Advanced Integrated Wastewater Pond System (AIWPS), which uses minimal electricity to treat sewage, reducing the organic content and fecal coliform bacteria in sewage remarkably. This plan would clean Ganga at Varanasi, and serve as a model for other Indian cities. The Ganga river basin is the most polluted and populace river basin in the world. In many areas access to electricity and funds are limited. This plan can be replicated at low cost and remain self sustaining. We envision a Ganga whose physical purity reflects her spiritual purity, and we know it to be possible.