National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG ) & South Asian Institute for Advanced Research & Development (SAIARD ) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for creating an academic platform for researchers and young minds and to boost Research and Developing capacity building hubs in the eastern region.
- They will work together to build integrated river basin management, using geospatial technologies etc.
- With this MoU SAIARD will be considered as a regional capacity building centre for NMCG in the eastern region of India.
i.Conducting intensive studies in the integrated management of river basin, watershed management, urban management, sustainable planning for revival of the rivers and other water bodies.
ii.Building policy making capacity for riverine ecosystem and Provide database support.
iii.Capacity building programme on geospatial technology and other areas for NMCG
iv.Development of GIS application based river research centre in the eastern and north-eastern region.
v.Development of Digital River Library, River museum and online news portal.
Another MoU was signed between National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and SAIARD.
To develop river sensitive master plans and urban sensitive master plans. SAIARD Centre for Urban and Build Environment (CUBE) will be working in the front line along with NIUA for building programmes and support to develop river sensitive master plans and urban river management plans.
About National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, is a society registered on 12th August 2011 under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
- It acted as the implementation arm of the National Ganga River Basin Authority(NGRBA).
- Aim To clean Ganges and its tributaries.
Director General- Rajiv Ranjan Mishra
South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development (SAIARD),
It is a certified MSME and registered under NITI Aayog, Govt. of India. A premier academic cum research institution.It was founded under the Trustee Registration Act.
Headquarter– Kolkata, West Bengal
Chairman– Dr. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury