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Namami Gange Programme

It was launched in 2015 by ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation with an objective to clean and protect the Ganga River in a comprehensive manner.

It is also known as Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission Project and it’s a Central government Project (100% centrally funded). It will cover 8 states & 12 rivers.

Main components include Expanding waste/sewage treatment, River Front Development, River surface cleaning, Biodiversity, Afforestation, Public awareness, Industrial effluent monitoring and Ganga Gram.

Interventions taken under Namami Ganga include-

  1. Sustainable Municipal Sewage Management
  2. Managing Sewage from Rural Areas.
  3. Managing Industrial discharge and pollution abatement
  4. Enforcing River Regulatory Zones on Ganga Banks, Restoration and Conservation of wetlands, Efficient Irrigation methods.
  5. Ensuring Ecological rejuvenation by conservation of aquatic life and biodiversity
  6. Promotion of Tourism and Shipping in a rational and sustainable manner
  7. Knowledge Management on Ganga through Ganga Knowledge Centre

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