India, Sept. 12 -- As many as 2,772 gifts Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received during his visits across India will go under the hammer online from September 14 and the proceeds of the sale will go to the Centre's Namami Gange project for the conservation of the Ganga.

Union culture minister Prahlad Patel said the auction will be conducted completely online this time around. The first such auction was held in January this year. "The gifts that will go under hammer have been received over the last six months. The minimum reserved price for the items is Rs 200 while the highest Rs 2.5 lakh," Patel told reporters.

The auction will be open to the public on www.pmmementos.gov.in. Simultaneously, an exhibition of the items will be held at N...