NGRBA brought under Ministry of Water Resources

The National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) has been shifted from the Ministry of Environment to the Ministry of Water Resources . Hereafter, all issues pertaining to conservation, development management and abatement of pollution in river Ganga and its tributaries will also be directed by the Ministry of Water Resources.

National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)

The government of India gave River Ganga the status of a national river and constituted the NGRBA in February 2009, under Section 3(3) of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. 

NGRBA is a planning, financing, monitoring and coordinating body of the Centre and the states. The purpose of the NGRBA is to ensure effective abatement of pollution and conservation of the river Ganga by adopting a river basin approach for comprehensive planning and management.

The NDA-led central government has given priority for cleaning river Ganga for which Rs 2,037 crores was sanctioned in the Union Budget 2014-15 under the Ganga Conservation Mission named “Namami Gange”.

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