Namami Gange Executive Committee approves 9 projects worth over 1,200 crore rupees

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The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) held the 47th meeting of the Executive Committee of NMCG on 22nd February under the chairmanship of G. Ashok Kumar, Director General, NMCG.

An overview of the news

  • Nine projects worth about Rs 1278 crore were approved in the meeting.

  • 7 of them pertain to abatement of pollution in the Ganges basin and 2 pertain to development of ghats.

  • Project in West Bengal worth Rs 123 crore  approved. 

  • In Uttar Pradesh, three projects worth Rs 422  crore were approved.

  • In UP for rejuvenation of River Kali East by development of in-situ Constructed Wetland System at 8 locations in Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Hapur and Bulandshahar was approved costing Rs 95.47 crore.

  • In Bihar, one project for the development of Atal Ghat Manjhi, Saran was approved at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore.

  • In Madhya Pradesh a major project costing Rs 511 crore was approved.

  • For the monitoring of industrial pollution, a project titled ‘Pollution Inventorization, Assessment and Surveillance on River Ganga Basin was approved at an estimated cost of Rs 114.42 crore.

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) 

  • It was registered on 12 August, 2011 as a society  under the Societies Registration Act 1860.

  • It serves as the implementing arm of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), which was constituted under the provisions of the Environment Protection Act (EPA), 1986.

  • It was established to address pollution challenges in the Ganga river.

  • The operational area of the project covers the Ganga basin and all the states through which the river flows, including Delhi.

  • The objective is to reduce pollution and ensure rejuvenation of the Ganga river. 

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