The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 5 Namame Gange projects in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. The project is worth Rs 295.01 crores!
- Three out of the five projects pertain to sewage management in West Bengal
- One relates to sewage management in Uttarakhand
- The remaining one is concerned with ghat improvement works in Uttar Pradesh
- Projects related to sewage management are located in high pollution load towns along the river Ganga
West Bengal: The sewage management works are approved in Kamarhati and Baranagar Municipalities (60 MLD STP, de-silting of sewer lines, etc.) under PPP-based Hybrid Annuity mode. It also includes pollution abatement works for river Ganga in Berhampore Municipality (3.5 MLD STP and sewer network) and sewage management works in Nabadwip Municipality (9.5 MLD STP and renovation of 10.5 MLD STP).
Uttarakhand: In Uttarakhand, approval was given to one project for the laying of sewer lines in some of the uncovered areas in Haridwar at an estimated cost of Rs 4.68 crore.
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: The approved project includes repair and retrofitting of various ghats, which aims at strengthening the poor condition of ghats through bolder pitching and stone steps to ensure improved life of ghats apart from avoiding risk and inconvenience to the visitors and pilgrims.
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementation wing of National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga, also referred to as the National Ganga Council. It was established in 2011 as a registered society under Societies Registration Act, 1860.
It’s two tier management structure comprises of Governing Council and Executive Committee. Both of them are headed by Director General (DG), NMCG. The executive committee is authorized to approve projects under the mission up to Rs 1000 crore!