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National Mission for Clean Ganga Approved

Published on May 06, 2018
The 11th Executive Committee meeting of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) recently approved the project encompassing the use of GIS technology for Namami Gange Programme.

National Mission for Clean Ganga Approved

  • The project has been approved at an estimated cost of 86.84 crore for a period of five years.
  • In order to facilitate the Ganga rejuvenation task through the Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, the National Mission for Clean Ganga has tied-up with the Survey of India.
  • The project includes the use of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) technology which ensures accurate data collection.
  • DEM is an important aspect for river basin management planning.
  • It enables identification of entire topography of an area making it easy for policy makers to analyse the available data thereby supporting the decision-making process.
  • The data collected and subsequent actions taken by the government can easily be shared with the local public through geo portals and mobile apps.
  • The technology will also enable people to send their feedback up to the national level. 

National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved a project to strengthen State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) of five main stem Ganga basin states of the following states-
a) Uttarakhand
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Bihar
d) Jharkhand
e) West Bengal

Expected Questions

1. Who is the current Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation?
- Nitin Gadkari

2. What does NGRBA stand for?
- National Ganga River Basin Authority

3. Where is the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies located?
- New Delhi

4. When was the Namami Gange Programme launched?
- June 2014

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