Namami Gange Program is aimed to accomplish the twin objectives
- i) Effective abatement of pollution, conservation
- ii) Rejuvenation of National River Ganga
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- Namami Gange Program is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as ‘Flagship Programme’ by Government in 2014.
- Namami Gange is being implemented by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).
Main pillars of the Program
- Sewerage Treatment Infrastructure
- River-Front Development
- River-Surface Cleaning
- Public Awareness
- Industrial Effluent Monitoring
- Ganga Gram
- Prime focus is on involving people living on the river’s banks in this project.
- Over 1,600-gram panchayats on the banks of Ganga to be made open defecation-free by 2022.
- Setting river-centric urban planning process to facilitate better citizen connects, through interventions at Ghats and Riverfronts.
- Expansion of coverage of sewerage infrastructure in urban habitations on banks of Ganga.
- Development of rational agricultural practices & efficient irrigation methods.
- Ganga Knowledge Centre
Why in News?
The World Bank has enhanced its support for Government of India’s program to rejuvenate Ganga river with a $ 400 million (about Rs 3,000 crore) assistance that will help stem pollution in the river.
The assistance will help strengthen the management of the river basin.
The Second National Ganga River Basin Project (SNGRBP), approved by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on June 25, will support the government’s Namami Gange program and its long-term vision for controlling pollution in the river and restoring its water quality.