- ‘Namami Gange Programme’, is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government in 2014 with a budget outlay of Rs 20,000 Crore to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.
Main pillars of the Namami Gange Programme
- Sewerage Treatment Infrastructure
- River-Surface Cleaning
- Industrial Effluent Monitoring
- River Front development
- Public awareness
- Ganga gram
- Marking a major shift in implementation, the Government is focusing on involving people living on the banks of the river to attain sustainable results.
- The programme also focuses on involving the States and grassroots level institutions such as Urban Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions in implementation.
- The program is implemented by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), and its State counterpart organizations i.e., State Program Management Groups (SPMGs).
Why in News ?
- Recently, the Prime Minister inaugurated 6 major projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange program.