Here are the features of National Mission for Clean Ganga river

Namami Gange. Empowering the National Mission for a Clean Ganga. Here are the salient features of “The River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016” –

  • Creation of the National Council for River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management), as an Authority under the Chairperson of the Prime Minister for the overall superintendence of pollution prevention and rejuvenation of river Ganga Basin
  • Creation of the Empowered Task Force chaired by Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Declaring National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) as an Authority with powers to issue direction and also to exercise the powers under the Environment Protection Act
  • Empowering NMCG to approve projects up to Rs. 1,000 crore
  • Creation of State Ganga Committees in each of the defined states and District Ganga Committees in each of the Ganga Banks Districts as Authority
  • NMCG shall continue to discharge its functions and responsibilities with the existing set up till the date of constitution of the National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga
  • River surface cleaning, renovation of various ghat, bio-diversity conservation, sewage treatment plant rehabilitation & development, plantation, Ganga Gram

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation | www.nmcg.nic.in

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