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  • 24 March, 2021

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Namami Gange Program

The Government of India has been currently implementing several initiatives under the Namami Gange Programme to clean the polluted rivers of Ganga.

Namami Gange Programme:

  • The Programme was launched in 2014.
  • It is an Integrated Conservation Mission under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • It Aims to achieve effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of the National River Ganga.

Main Pillars of the Programme:

  • Sewerage Treatment Infrastructure,
  • River-Surface Cleaning,
  • Afforestation,
  • Industrial Effluent Monitoring,
  • River-Front Development,
  • Biodiversity
  • Public Awareness among others.
  • National Mission for Clean Ganga is the implementing agency of the Namami Gange Programme at the national level.

National Mission for Clean Ganga:

  • 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, Gomti, Kharkari, Burhi Gandak, Banka, Damodar, Rispana-Bindal and Chambal.

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