National River Conservation Plan – UPSC Prelims

Ministry : Ministry of Jal Shakti
National River Conservation Plan
  • National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) is a centrally funded scheme launched in 1995 aimed at preventing the pollution of rivers.
  • Programs for river conservation are being implemented under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) and NGRBA (National Ganga River Basin Authority).
Activities under NRCP:
  • Interception and Diversion works to capture the raw sewage flowing into the river through open drains and divert them for treatment.
  • Sewage Treatment Plants for treating the diverted sewage.
  • Low Cost Sanitation works to prevent open defecation on riverbanks.
  • Electric Crematoria and Improved Wood Crematoria to conserve the use of wood and help in ensuring proper cremation of bodies brought to the burning ghats.
  • River Front Development works such as improvement of bathing ghats.
  • Public awareness and public participation.
  • Human Resource Development (HRD), capacity building, training and research in the area of River Conservation.
  • Other miscellaneous works depend upon location specific conditions including the interface with human population.
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