- National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
- NMCG aims to ensure effective abatement of pollution and rejuvenation of the river Ganga by adopting a river basin approach to promote inter-sectoral co-ordination for comprehensive planning and management.
- It also aims to maintain minimum ecological flows in the river Ganga with the aim of ensuring water quality and environmentally sustainable development.
- NMCG acted as the implementation arm of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) which was constituted under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA),1986.
- NGRBA was dissolved in 2016, consequent to the constitution of National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga (referred as National Ganga Council).
Why in News?
- The National Mission for Clean Ganga has signed an agreement for the development of sewage treatment plants for Agra worth nearly 583 crore rupees. This project aims to take care of the existing sewerage problems in the Agra city which pollutes River Yamuna.