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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT APPROVED THE NAG RIVER POLLUTION ABATEMENT PROJECT

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT APPROVED THE NAG RIVER POLLUTION ABATEMENT PROJECT

Context

The central government has approved the Nag River Pollution Abatement Project at a total outlay of Rs 2,117 crore.

Details

  • The Nag River is located in the state of Maharashtra and flows through the city of Nagpur, from which the city derives its name.
  • The project is part of the National River Conservation Plan and the implementation will be carried out by the National River Conservation Directorate.
  • The river has become highly polluted as a result of industrial waste and the project will reduce the pollution level in the river.
  • The Nag river originates from the Ambazari Lake in west Nagpur.
  • Major Tributaries - Pili river.
  • End point - confluence with Kanhan River.

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