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In NEWS:

  • Ministry of Water Resources has organised an exhibition at Prayagraj Kumbh Mela on River Ganga Cleanliness.
  • Its aim is to make people aware on keeping River Ganga Clean.
  • It informs them about the many projects and schemes being implemented by different agencies to achieve the target under Namami Gange Mission.
  • Wild Life Institute of India, Central Fisheries Research Institute and Ganga Task Force are playing a significant role in the Mission.
  • GangaTask Force is active in Prayagraj, Varanasi and Kanpur districts in Uttar Pradesh to encourage people towards plantation of trees on the banks of Ganga.
  • Namami Gange Mission has extended financial assistance to Prayagraj Mela Authority for construction of toilets, urinals and solid waste management at Kumbh.

Namami Gange Programme

It is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government with budget outlay of Rs.20,000 Crore to accomplish the twin objectives:

  1. Effective abatement of pollution
  2. Conservation and rejuvenation of national river ganga.

Main pillars of the Namami Gange Programme are:

  • Its implementation has been divided into following:
  1. Entry-Level Activities (for immediate visible impact).
  2. Medium-Term Activities (to be implemented within 5 years of time frame).
  • Long-Term Activities (to be implemented within 10 years).
  • National Mission for Clean Ganga, endeavors to deploy best available knowledge and resources across the world for Ganga rejuvenation.
  • Clean Ganga has been a perennial attraction for many international countries that have expertise in river rejuvenation.
  • Countries such as Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Israel etc. have shown interest in collaborating with India for Ganga rejuvenation.

References:

https://nmcg.nic.in/NamamiGanga.aspx

https://swachhindia.ndtv.com/ganga-clean-up-a-task-force-helps-clean-the-river-in-pryagraj-28036/