Namami Gange: 8 Projects Worth Rs 638 Crores Approved

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The 48th meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was held on 18th April under the chairmanship of Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) G. Asok Kumar.

An overview of the news

  • Eight projects worth around Rs. 638 crore were approved in the meeting.

  • In an attempt to clean River Hindon, which is a tributary of River Yamuna, four projects worth Rs 407.39 crore were approved for pollution abatement in the Shamli district.

  • These projects are part of the comprehensive Hindon Rejuvenation Plan.

  • Hindon river is identified as Priority 1 polluted river stretch.

  • The projects which were sanctioned are to prevent theflow of polluted water into Krishna River.

  • Krishni is one of the major tributaries of Hindon which discharges pollution from Shamli district into River Hindon.

  • Two more sewerage management projects were approved in the meeting, one each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

  • In Bihar, a project for construction of 3 STPs (7 MLD, 3.5 MLD and 6 MLD in Zone 1 and 2 respectively) along with other works was approved at an estimated cost of Rs 77.39 crore.

  • These projects will arrest the flow of polluted water into theKiul River, a tributary of the Ganges.

About Namami Gange

  • It was approved as a 'Flagship Programme' by the Central Government in June 2014.

  • It was launched to serve the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution and conservation and rejuvenation of the national river Ganga.

  • It is being operated under the Ministry of Water Resources, Department of River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Ministry of Jal Shakti.

  • The program is being implemented by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and its State Program Management Groups (SPMGs).

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