Did Ganga get Cleaned? A detail analysis of Modi Govt’s flagship scheme ‘Namami Gange’


‘Namami Gange Programme’, is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government in June 2014 with budget outlay of Rs.20,000 Crore to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.

  • “Did Ganga got Cleaned ?” 🙄

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Implementation of ‘Namami Gange’ has been divided into 3 parts. It is 10 Year Programme.

A> Entry-Level Activities (for immediate visible impact),
B> Medium-Term Activities (to be implemented within 5 years of time frame)
C> Long-Term Activities (to be implemented within 10 years).


‘Ganga’ River & Statistics

🏞 Length – 2500 Km
🏞 States & Districts ‘Ganga’ pass through – 5 & 52
🏞 Raw Sewage discharged – 1500 million Liters (Per Day)
🏞 Industrial Waste discharged – 500 million Liters (Per Day)
🏞 Polluting Industries Located along Ganga – 700
🏞 Village along Ganga – 5169

What have been done under ‘Namami Gange’ Programme ..

Total 231 different Projects under ‘Namami Gange’ programme have been initiated in 5 states. The key achievements under are:-

🔯 1.Creating Sewerage Treatment Capacity:-

✏ 63 sewerage management projects under implementation in the States of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
✏ 12 new sewerage management Projects Launched in these states. Work is under construction for creating Sewerage capacity of 1187.33 (MLD).
✏ Hybrid Annuity PPP Model based two projects has been initiated for Jagjeetpur, Haridwar and Ramanna, Varanasi.

🔯 2. Creating River-Front Development:-

✏ 28 River-Front Development projects
✏ 33 Entry level Projects for construction, modernization and renovation of 182 Ghats and 118 crematoria has been initiated.

🔯 3. River Surface Cleaning:-

✏ River Surface cleaning for collection of floating solid waste from the surface of the Ghats and River and its disposal are afoot and pushed into service at 11 locations.

🔯 4. Bio-Diversity Conservation:-

✏ Several Bio-Diversity conservation projects are namely: Biodiversity Conservation and Ganga Rejuvenation, Fish and Fishery Conservation in Ganga River, Ganges River Dolphin Conservation Education Programme has been initiated.
✏ 5 Bio-Diversity center’s at Dehradun, Narora, Allahabad, Varanasi and Barrackpore has been developed for restoration of identified priority species.

🔯 5. Afforestation:-

✏ Forestry interventions for Ganga through Wildlife Institute of India;
✏ Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute and Centre for Environment Education has been initiated.

Forestry interventions for Ganga has been executed as per the Detailed Project Report prepared by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun for a period of 5 years (2016-2021) at project cost of Rs.2300 Crores. Work has been commenced in 7 districts of Uttarakahnd for medicinal plants.

🔯 6. Public Awareness:-

A series of activities such as events, workshops, seminars and conferences and numerous IEC activities were organized to make a strong pitch for public outreach and community participation in the programme. Gange Theme song was released widely. Various awareness activities through rallies, campaigns, exhibitions, shram daan, cleanliness drives, competitions, plantation drives and development and distribution of resource materials were organized.

🔯 7. Industrial Effluent Monitoring:-

✏ Real Time Effluent Monitoring Stations (EMS) has been installed in 572 out of 760 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs).
✏ Closure notice have been issued to 135 GPIs so far and others have been given deadlines for compliance to stipulated norms and for installations of online EMS.

🔯 8. Ganga Gram:-

✏ Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS) identified 1674 Gram Panchayats situated on the bank of River Ganga in 5 State (Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal).
✏ Rs. 578 Crores has been released to Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS) for construction of toilets in 1674 Gram Panchayats of 5 Ganga Basin States.
✏ Out of the targeted 15, 27,105 units, MoDWS has completed construction of 8, 53,397 toilets.
✏ Consortium of 7 IITs has been engaged in the preparation of Ganga River basin Plan and 65 villages has been adopted by 13 IITs to develop as model villages. UNDP has been engaged as the executing agency for rural sanitation programme and to develop Jharkhand as a model State at an estimated cost of Rs. 127 Crore.
✏ 4480 Village along ‘Ganga River’ made open defecation free.

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), endeavors to deploy best available knowledge and resources across the world for Ganga rejuvenation. Clean Ganga has been a perennial attraction for many international countries that have expertise in river rejuvenation. Countries such as Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Israel etc. have shown interest in collaborating with India for Ganga rejuvenation. Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed with various Central Ministries viz.- Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Petroleum, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation and Ministry of Agriculture for synergizing the Government schemes.

For Updates …
💻 Twitter : https://twitter.com/cleanganganmcg
💻 Portal : https://nmcg.nic.in/NamamiGanga.aspx#
💻 Portal: http://sbm.gov.in/sbmdashboard/NamamiGange.aspx


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