World Bank approves funds for Namami Gange
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Govt schemes and initiatives; Pollution; Infrastructure
- 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.
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- 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.
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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.
- 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.