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Nirmal Ganga Sahbhagita Programme

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The Government has launched ‘Nirmal Ganga Sahbhagita’ a sustainable initiative with Urban Local Bodies(ULBs) located on the banks of the river Ganga for achieving the objective of Clean Ganga.

Obejctive of the Programme :

  • The initiative aims at sensitizing the ULBs about the pollution in river Ganga arising primarily due to dumping of solid waste in the river/nallas and to involve them in a long term engagement in stoppage of the solid waste flow from nallas/drains to the river.
  • National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) intends to enter in to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ULBs for effective and fruitful engagement in this regard.
  • The broad objective of the partnership is to involve the ULBs in the areas of solid waste management, installation and maintenance of clarifiers/screens in the nallas/drains to support primary treatment of waste water.
  • Maintaining ‘litter free zones’  500m along the river basin.
  • It also encourages the volunteer force and youth in ghat cleaning .
  • Providing livelihood for unemployed youth for monitoring health and litter free zone of the river.
  • Public Outreach Activities.
  • Formation of Ganga Project Implementation Units (PIU) in various towns to enable implementation of the ‘Clean Ganga’ Programme at the town level

About National Mission for Clean Ganga :

  • National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementation wing of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA).
  • An autonomous society under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  • NMCG is the coordinating body supported by States Level Programme Management Groups of the following states: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkahnd, Bihar and West Bengal,as well as the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
  • NMCG aims to ensure effective elimination of pollution.
  • It also works for the rejuvenation of the Ganga river through a river basin approach for promotion of inter-sectoral coordination.
  • It also works to maintain minimum ecological flows in the river to ensure water quality and sustainable development.
  • The NMCG will also accept or provide grants and loans and undertake management of endowment trust, fund or donation in consonance with its objective.