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National Mission for Clean Ganga Organizes Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan

Published on July 22, 2018
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) had organised Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan in five main Ganga basin states – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

The drive was launched on 9th July 2018 for a week up to 15 July 2018 which was observed as 'Shubharambh Saptah'.

About Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan:

  • The campaign was initiated as a part of Forest Interventions in Ganga (FIG) component of the Namami Gange programme.
  • It aimed to bring greater awareness among people and other stakeholders regarding importance of afforestation for task of Ganga Rejuvenation.
  • The state forest departments of these five states were nodal agencies for the smooth and effective execution of the campaign.
  • It also saw participation from Ganga VicharManch (GVM), Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), NGOs and educational institutions.
  • Under this campaign, a number of schools, colleges and departments were requested to "Adopt a Plant" for making it a people's movement.
  • Besides, various seminars, workshops, lectures, drawing and painting competitions etc. were organized on sidelines of this campaign.
  • Dehradun based Forest Research Institute (FRI) had prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to implement the afforestation project in a scientific manner.
  • On the basis of DPR, State Forest Departments carried out their plantation activities.
  • Some of plants that were planted during campaign are: Kanji, Siras, Chhitvan, Mango, Sheesham, Farmis, Jamun, Arjun, Gutal, Neem, Sagwan, Saal, Mahogni, Ber, Semal, Jungal Jalebi, Gulmohar, Kadam, Bamboo, Karaonda, Ashwagandha, Curry Patta, Jathrofa, Beheda, Dhatura, Sarpgandha etc.

About National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG):

  • NMCG is the implementation wing of National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga (also referred as National Ganga Council).
  • It was established in 2011 as registered society under Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • It has a two tier management structure and comprises of the Governing Council and the Executive Committee.
  • Both of them are headed by the Director General (DG), NMCG.
  • The Executive Committee is authorized to approve projects under the mission up to Rs.1000 crore.

Q1. What is the name of the drive that the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) had organised?
Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan

Q2. What is the amount that the Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) can authorize for projects under the mission?
USD 1 Million
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