Namami Gange Mission-II is approved with a budgetary outlay

Current Affairs

  • Namami Gange Programme was launched in June 2014 for a period up to 31st March 2021. The program was aimed to rejuvenate River Ganga and its tributaries with a budgetary outlay of US$ 2.42 billion (Rs.20,000 crore).
  • With a financial allocation of US$ 2.72 billion (Rs. 22,500 crores) until 2026, the Government of India has further approved Namami Gange Mission-II.
  • This budget includes projects for existing liabilities (US$ 1.36 billion (Rs. 11,225 Crore)) as well as new projects/interventions (US$ 1.36 billion (Rs.11,275 crore)).
  • From 2014-15 through January 31, 2023, the Government of India has given the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) a total of US$ 1.70 billion (Rs.14,084.72 crore).
  • Of that amount, the NMCG has given out US$ 1.64 billion (Rs.13,607.18 crore) to State Governments, State Missions for Clean Ganga, and other organizations for the implementation of projects related to Ganga rejuvenation.
  • A wide range of interventions, including wastewater treatment, solid waste management, riverfront management (including the development of ghats and crematoria), e-flow, afforestation, biodiversity preservation, and public participation, among others, have been undertaken as part of the Namami Gange Programme to revitalize the Ganga and its tributaries.

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