About Namami Gange Programme:
♦ The Namami Gange program is a comprehensive conseration mission. It was approved by the Union government as a “flagship program” in June 2014 to achieve the dual goals of effectively reducing pollution and protecting and rejuvenating the national river Ganges.
♦ It is operated by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganges Rehabilitation Department of Jal Shakti Ministry.
♦ The program is implemented by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and its state counterpart, the State Program Management Group (SPMG).
♦ The National Ganga Council’s implementation wing is the NMCG (set in 2016; which replaced the National Ganga River Basin Authority – NGRBA).
♦ It has a Rs. 20,000-crore corpus that is centrally funded and non-lapsable, and it includes nearly 288 projects.
The program’s main pillars are:
♦ Sewage Treatment Infrastructure
♦ River-Front Development
♦ River-Surface Cleaning
♦ Public Awareness
♦ Industrial Effluent Monitoring
♦ Ganga Gram