National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
Part of: GS-Prelims and Mains GS-III: Environment, Conservation
In News: Chacha Chaudhary declared Mascot for Namami Gange Programme.
- Content to be designed with the objective of bringing about behavioral change amongst children towards Ganga and other rivers.
Proposal for conserving and sustainably managing Gangetic floodplain wetlands in Bihar:
- Major components of the project will be Wetland inventory and assessment, Wetland management planning, Wetland’s monitoring, and Capacity development and outreach.
- Aims at creating a knowledge base and capacities for effective management of floodplain wetlands in the 12 Ganga districts in Bihar to ensure sustained provision of wetlands ecosystem services and securing biodiversity habitats.
Kalpvas: Simariya Ghat is popular for Kalpvas, an ancient tradition in which devotees live on ghats, sing and meditate during the Magh Mela.
News Source: PIB