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About Namami Gange Yojana

The Ganga River is essential not only because of its cultural and spiritual importance but also because it hosts over 40 % of the population of the country.

The Government launched a comprehensive NamamamiGange Conservation Project to stop Ganga’s pollution and to revive the river. The Cabinet of Union approved the Centre’s action plan to devote Rs 20,000 Crores to the cleansing of the river by 2019-2020 and to raising the budget by four and with a central sector share of 100%.

It is worth noting because of its socio-economic & cultural significance and yet its exploitation for various purposes, cleaning the Ganga River is very complicated. A dynamic programme that will involve participation across sectors and every resident of the country has never been implemented in the world.

All of us can contribute to Namami Gange Yojna in a variety of ways:

  • Contribution of funds: Restoring the standard of a Ganga-long river and its population needs tremendous investment. Government has now four times higher the budget, but might not be sufficient to fulfil the requirements. Clean Ganga Fund was developed, which offers all the funds required for the cleaning of the Ganga River.
  • Minimize, reuse and recuperate: Most of us cannot understand that used water and soil will enter our homes on the rivers if they are not correctly disposed of. The Government is still constructing sewage facilities, but the public should reduce water use and waste generation. The programme can benefit significantly from the reuse and recovery of used water and organic waste & plastics.

The most significant accomplishment in the Namami Gange programme is:

  1. Production of sewage treatment capacity: — 63 projects for sewage management being implemented in the States of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.12 projects for new sewage management launched in the countries of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar Jharkhand are in the process of development of sewerage capacity of 1187.33 (MLD).
  2. Creation of River-Front: – 28 River-Front Development projects and 33 Entry-level Building, Moving and Renovation Projects have been launched for 182 Ghats and 118 crematoria.
  3. Cleaning of the River Surface: –River Surface cleaning for collection and disposal of floating solid waste on Ghats’ surface from 11 places.
  4. Afforestation: – Initiatives for forests for Ganga through the Indian Wildlife Institute; Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute and Environment Education Centre. Ganga forest initiatives have been introduced in line with the Forest Research Institute’s comprehensive project study.
  5. Public awareness: – A range of programmes have been arranged to provide a transparent sphere for the public and community engagement of the programme, such as festivals, workshops, seminars and conferences and various IEC programmes. Diverse awareness-raising activities were conducted through marches, campuses, displays, shramdaan, cleanliness campaigns, tournaments, planting drives and resource creation and distribution and mass media such as TV/radio and adverts for broader publicity were released. Ganges Theme has been widely published and played on digital platforms to increase programme exposure. NMCG ensured its presence on Facebooking, Twitter, YouTube etc. social media platforms.
  6. The Ganga Gram (Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation), located on the banks of River Ganga in 5 State (Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal), was found by 1674 Gram Panchayats. For toilets in 1674 Gram Panchayats of 5 states of the Ganga Basin, Rs. 578 Crores was released to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitary Services (MoDWS). MoDWS has finished building 8, 53,397 toilets out of the targeted 15, 27,105 units. A consortium of 7 IITs has developed the Ganga River Basin Plan, and 13 IITs have taken 13 villages for model development. UNDP was the rural sanitation executive agency and established Jharkhand as a model state at an approximate cost of Rs. 127 Crore.
  7. Conservation of biodiversity: – Some conservation projects of biodiversity are: Conservation of biodiversity, Ganga rejuvenation, conservation of fish and fish in Ganga River, Education in Ganges River Dolphin. 5 Bio-diversity centres have been developed for the conservation of identified priority species in Dehradun, Narora, Allahabad, Varanasi and Barrackpore.


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