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World Bank approves funds for Namami Gange

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  • July 1, 2020
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World Bank approves funds for Namami Gange

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Govt schemes and initiatives; Pollution; Infrastructure

In news:

  • World Bank has approved a 5 year  loan to the Namami Gange project worth Rs. 3,000 crore ($400 million).
  • World Bank fund will help to develop and improve infrastructure projects to abate pollution in the river basin.

Do you know?

  • Namami Gange project or the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has already received Rs. 4,535 crore ($600 million) from the World Bank until December 2021.

Important Value Additions: 

About Namami Gange Mission

  • Aims at providing comprehensive and sustainable solutions for a cleaner ecosystem along the stretch of 97 towns and 4,465 villages on the Ganga stem.
  • Namami Gange is being implemented by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), and its state counterparts—State Programme Management Groups.
  • The project covers eight states and seeks to fully connect all 1,632 Gram Panchayats along the Ganga to a sanitation system by 2022.

About 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.

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