Namami Gange

Namami Gange:

  • Central Government approved the ‘Namami Gange’ program on 13th May, 2015 as a comprehensive approach to rejuvenate the river Ganga and all its tributaries under one umbrella by consolidating the existing ongoing efforts and planning for a concrete action plan for the future.
  • Under Namami Gange programme, a total of 195 projects have been sanctioned for various activities such as sewage infrastructure, ghats and crematoria development, river front development, river surface cleaning, institutional development, biodiversity conservation, afforestation, rural sanitation, and public participation.


  • Pollution abatement interventions namely Interception, diversion & treatment of wastewater flowing through the open drains through bio-remediation / appropriate in-situ treatment / use of innovative technologies.
  • To involve people living on the banks of the river to attain sustainable results.
  • To involve the States and grassroots level institutions such as Urban Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions in implementation
  • As per the mandate of NMCG, all the projects have a targeted completion by 2020.
  • Program is expected to deliver in terms of job creation, improved livelihoods and health benefits to the vast population that is dependent on the river.


  • The program would be implemented by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), and its state counterpart organizations i.e., State Program Management Groups (SPMGs)
  • In order to improve implementation, a three-tier mechanism has been proposed for project monitoring comprising of
    • High level task force chaired by Cabinet Secretary assisted by NMCG at national level,
    • State level committee chaired by Chief Secretary assisted by SPMG at state level and
    • District level committee chaired by the District Magistrate
  • The program emphasizes on improved coordination mechanisms between various Ministries/Agencies of Central and State governments

Use of GIS:

  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for improving planning, execution and monitoring of projects as well as providing platform for central repository of all data related to Ganga river basin including Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) / Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), water quality monitoring location, afforestation, ghats and crematorium, river front development.

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