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United Nation recognises Namami Gange among top 10 world restoration flagship projects

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  • The United Nations (UN) has recognized the Namami Gange initiative to rejuvenate river Ganga as one of the top 10 World Restoration Flagships aimed at reviving the natural world and awarded the project’s Director General, G. Asok Kumar.
  • Namami Gange was selected from over 150 such initiatives from 70 countries across the globe. They were selected under the banner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global movement coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
  • It is designed to prevent and reverse the degradation of natural spaces across the planet. The recognized initiatives, including Namami Gange, will now be eligible to receive UN support, funding or technical expertise.
  • The Ministry of Jal Shakti said in a statement that Namami Gange was selected from among more than 150 such initiatives from 70 countries of the world.
  • The ministry has said that the Namami Gange program will now be eligible for UN support, funding or technical expertise.

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