Namami Gange Project – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Jal Shakti
Objective: Aims to achieve effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of the National River(Ganga).
  • It is an Integrated Conservation Mission.
  • Launched in: The Programme was launched in 2014.
  • Main Pillars of the Programme:
    • Sewerage Treatment Infrastructure,
    • River-Surface Cleaning,
    • Afforestation,
    • Industrial Effluent Monitoring,
    • River-Front Development,
    • Biodiversity
    • Public Awareness among others.
  • Implementation: National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementing agency of the Namami Gange Programme at the national level.
  • National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG): 
    • It is a statutory authority.
    • It is established under the National Council for River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Act, 2016.
  • Projects under the programme: Presently, sewerage infrastructure works for pollution abatement is under execution on 13 tributaries of river Ganga. These include Yamuna, Kosi, Saryu, Ramganga, Kali(West), Kali (East), Gomti, Kharkari, Burhi Gandak, Banka, Damodar, Rispana-Bindal and Chambal.

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