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IDEAthon on “The Future of River Management’ 

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  • May 7, 2020
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IDEAthon on “The Future of River Management’ 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment 

In News: 

  • Recently, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) had organized an IDEAthon on “The Future of River Management’. 
  • Aim of the event was to explore how the Covid-19 crisis can shape river management strategies for the future. 
  • Namami Gange (implemented by the NMCG) and NIUA plan to bring out a policy paper based on the event.  

Important value additions: 

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)  

  • It is the implementation wing of the National Ganga Council. 
  • It was established in the year 2011 as a registered society.  
  • It is under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. 
  • It has a two-tier management structure. 
  • It comprises of Governing Council and Executive Committee. 

Objectives 

  • To ensure effective control of pollution and rejuvenation of the river Ganga by adopting a river basin approach.  
  • To maintain minimum ecological flows in the river Ganga with the aim of ensuring water quality and environmentally sustainable development. 

National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) 

  • It is an institute for researchtraining and information dissemination in urban development and management. 
  • It is located in New Delhi, India. 
  • It was established in 1976 as an autonomous body under the Societies Registration Act.  

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