Namami Gange Current Affairs - 2020

Seven Projects under “Namami Gange” and “AMRUT” schemes inaugurated

On September 15, 2020, PM Modi inaugurated seven projects under Namami Gange and AMRUT Schemes in Bihar. Four of these projects were related to water supply, one to river front development and two of the projects were related to sewerage treatment. Highlights The projects are to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 541 Read More…

IDEAthon launched by Jal Shakti ministry

On May 2, 2020, the National Mission for Clean Ganga operating under Ministry of Jal Shakti launched “IDEAthon”. It focuses on “The Future of River Management” to explore how the COVID-19 crisis will change the river management strategies. Highlights The IDEAthon event examined how social angle of rivers can be leveraged to address the crisis. Read More…

Lock Down improves water quality of Ganges

The Lock Down imposed in the country on March 22, 2020 has improved air quality and water quality. According to CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board), 40 million litres of waste water enters water bodies. The Ganges The water pollution of a river is measured based on Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD). The Ganga has become dump Read More…

Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant inaugurated in Uttarakhand

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden inaugurated Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Uttarakhand. The Swedish King and Queen are on a five-day visit to India to strengthen bilateral ties. About Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) It is the first STP to be completed under Hybrid Annuity (HAM) Based Public Private Partnership Read More…

Namami Gange Bags Global Recognition

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) or Namami Gange has received the distinction of “Public Water Agency of the Year” by Global Water Intelligence at the Global Water Summit in London. The awards aim to recognise excellence across the international water industry and reward those initiatives in the water, wastewater, and desalination sectors, which can bring Read More…