The Namami Gange programme is an umbrella programme to ensure effective abatement of pollution and conservation of the river Ganga and all its tributaries. Under the current Namami Gange programme, other than river Ganga, pollution abatement work is taken up on certain critical tributaries like Ramganga, Kali and Yamuna as a first priority.
The works are executed by the State Project Management Groups (SPMGs) of the respective States through the designated Executing Agencies. In addition, 5 central public sector units, namely, Water and Power Consultancy Services Limited (WAPCOS), Engineer India Limited (EIL), National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC), National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC) and Engineers Projects India Limited (EPIL) have been engaged to execute entry level activities in their respective river stretches in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The NGRBA has resolved that no untreated municipal sewage or industrial effluent will be discharged into river Ganga by year 2020. Construction and beautification of Ghats are included under Entry Level Activities" of Namami Gange. As on 30th Sep., 2016, schemes for 118 Ghats have been approved in the five main-stem Ganga states.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Vijay Goel in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.Samir/jk
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