New Director General for the National Mission for Clean Ganga

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Shri G Asok Kumar (the Rain Man of India), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti took over as the new Director General for the National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Jal Shakti on 3rd January 2022. He belongs to the Indian Administrative Services Telangana Cadre 1991 batch.

  • Before joining NMCG, he served as the Mission Director for National Water Mission where his inspiring work in “Jal Shakthi Abhiyan: Catch the Rain '' campaign led to the sanction of over 9.5 lakh water conservation and rainwater harvesting structures all over India.
  • Shri Asok Kumar is also the recipient of several awards such as the SKOCH Award for Public Services 2021, Jal-Mitra award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the first Telangana Excellence Award by the Government of Telangana for outstanding work done in Public Administration.

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