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Namami Gange Programme

Namami Gange Programme
Mukesh Jindal
Written by Mukesh Jindal

Namami Gange Programme – After being elected to the Parliament from Varanasi on the Ganges coast in Uttar Pradesh in May 2014, Prime Minister Modi had said, ‘ Serving Mother Ganges is in my destiny. ‘River Ganges is not only cultural and spiritual, but 40% of the population depends on river Ganga. Addressing the Indian community in Madison Square Garden in New York in 2014, the Prime Minister had said, “If we were able to clean it, it would prove to be a great help to 40% of the country’s population. The Union Cabinet has approved the proposed work plan of the center to spend Rs 20,000 crores on the cleaning of the river by 2019-2020 and it will have a central plan of 100% central share.

Objective of Namami Gange Programme

Understanding that the challenge of Ganga protection is multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional and it has the role of many stakeholders, to improve the coordination between the various ministries and the center-state and to increase participation of everyone in the preparation of the work plan. Attempts have been made to improve the monitoring system at the center and at the state level.

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Under the initial level activities, to solve the problems of solid waste flowing from the surface of the river; From the cleaning of rural areas to the construction of miles (solid and liquid) and toilets coming from the drains of rural areas; Renovation, modernization and construction of the crematorium, to prevent the burning of dead or partially burnt bodies in the river, to improve relations between people and rivers, the goal of construction, repair and modernization of ghats is fixed.

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Benefits of Namami Gange Programme

Under medium-term activities, attention will be taken to resolve the problem of waste coming from the municipal and industries in the river. In order to solve the problem of garbage coming from the municipal corporation, additional treatment capacity of 2500 MLD will be created in the next 5 years. Major financial improvements are being made to make this program better and sustainable over a long period. Currently, the Cabinet Hybrid Annuity based Public Private Partnership model is being considered for implementation of the project. If it is approved, the special purpose vehicle will manage the concession in all major cities, a market for the water used will be made and the long-term sustainability of the assets will be ensured.

Namami Gange Programme

Apart from these activities, steps are also being taken to monitor the quality of biodiversity conservation, afforestation (forestry), and water quality under this program. Programs have already been started for the protection of important dignitaries, such as – Golden Mahasir, Dolphin, Gandhi, Turtle, and Butterfly etc. Similarly, under the ‘Namami Gange’, the increase of aquifers, reducing erosion and improving the status of the ecosystem of the river will be planted on 30,000 hectares of land. 113 real-time water quality monitoring centers will be set up to monitor the quality of water on a large scale.

Under the long duration, the determination of e-flow, better water utilization capacity, and better capacity of surface irrigation will ensure adequate flow of the river. This kind of complex program has never been implemented in the world and for this, participation in all areas of the country and every citizen is essential. There are various ways through which we can all contribute to the cleaning of the Ganga River:

  • A contribution of funds: There is a need for heavy investment to restore the huge population and the quality of such a large and long river Ganges. The government has already four times the budget but still, it will not be enough according to the requirements. Clean Ganga Fund has been created in which you can contribute money to clean all the Ganges River.
  • Reduce, reuse and recovery (most of the situation): Most of us do not know that the water we used and the dirt of our homes eventually go to the rivers only if they are right No settlement has been done. The government is already building infrastructure related to drains but can reduce the use of civil waste and water. With the recovery of used water, biological waste and plastic and its reuse, this program can get considerable benefits.
  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga happens to be the department in charge of this project and so they should be taking care or for the same.

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 Launch of Namami Gange 

The Launch of Namami Gange took place in 2014 as the Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission with a Budget of 2000 Cr as it is a Long-term Plan started as the River Basin Management Plan as developed by the consortium of 7 IITs.

8 Pillar of Namami Gange Program 

As you have to be aware of the Namami Gange Program as the following mentioned are the pillars. The following mentioned are the main reason for the Namami Gange Project.

  1. Sewage Treatment Infrastructure
  2. River Surface Cleaning
  3. Ganga Gram
  4. Bio-Diversity
  5. Public Awareness
  6. Afforestation
  7. River Front Development
  8. Industrial Effluent Monitoring


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Components of Ganga Rejuvenation

  1. Aviral Dhara –As it helps you to Continuous Flow
    • River Regularity Zones is for Enforcing.
    • Restoration and conservation of the wetlands.
  2. Nirmal Dhara – Unpolluted Flow of the river.
    • Ensuring Sustainable Municipal Sewage Management 
    • Managing Sewage from Rural Areas
    • Managing Industrial Waste
  3. Ecological and Geological Integrity  – It is for Restoring Flora and Fauna of the country.

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Some Important Links

Contact Details

National Mission for Clean Ganga
(Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation)

Government of India

1st Floor, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium
India Gate, New Delhi – 110002

Email [email protected]


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About the author

Mukesh Jindal

Mukesh Jindal

My name is Mukesh Jindal, and I am from New Delhi, India. I am an engineer by profession. I am employed by an IT company in which I work. My topics of interest include technology, mobile, and apps.

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