Projects worth Rs 929 crore approved for Namami Gange programme

NSD LogoTwelve projects worth Rs 929 crore have been approved under the Namami Gange programme.

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in a release said the projects were approved by the executive committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga in its 16th meeting today.

About Namami Gange Programme:

Namami Gange programme was launched as a mission to achieve the target of cleaning river Ganga in an effective manner with the unceasing involvement of all stakeholders, especially five major Ganga basin States – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal.

The programme envisages River Surface Cleaning, Sewerage Treatment Infrastructure, River Front Development, Bio-Diversity, Afforestation, and Public Awareness.

The program would be implemented by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), and its state counterpart organizations i.e., State Program Management Groups (SPMGs).

In order to improve implementation, a three-tier mechanism has been proposed for project monitoring comprising of a) High-level task force chaired by Cabinet Secretary assisted by NMCG at the national level, b) State-level committee chaired by Chief Secretary assisted by SPMG at the state level and c) District level committee chaired by the District Magistrate.

The program emphasizes improved coordination mechanisms between various Ministries/Agencies of Central and State governments.

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