National Mission for Clean Ganga approves 11 projects worth Rs 660 crore

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The Executive Committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga has recently approved 11 projects with an estimated cost of about Rs.660 crore.

  • This decision was taken in the 42nd meeting of the Executive Committee chaired by Director General G Ashok Kumar.

  • Apart from this two projects of River Front Development in Badrinath were also given approval. 

  • Two major septage management projects in Uttarakhand and West Bengal were also approved in the meeting.

  • National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) 

  • It was registered on 12 August 12, 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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