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MAKING WATER SENSITIVE CITIES IN GANGA BASIN INITIATIVE BY NMCG

MAKING WATER SENSITIVE CITIES IN GANGA BASIN INITIATIVE BY NMCG

Context

Recently, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in association with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) launched a new capacity building initiative on ‘Making water sensitive cities in the Ganga basin’.

Aim of the Initiative:

  • Capacity building and action research for promoting sustainable urban water management for improved river health in Ganga basin cities.

About the Initiative:

  • This initiative is aimed to ensure convergence of the Namami Gange Mission with national flagship urban missions. AMRUT, HRIDAY, Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat Mission, NULM.
  • Jal Jeevan Mission, Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Atal Bhujal Yojana, at state/city level across Ganga basin states.
  • The program will engage all the stakeholders which includes: Municipal corporations, Technical & research constants, SPMGs (State Program Management Group, Namami Gange), international organizations and local grassroot communities.

Key Focus Areas of the Initiative:

  • Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning.
  • Urban Groundwater Management.
  • Urban Water Efficiency and Conservation.
  • Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Local Reuse.
  • Urban Water Bodies/Lake Management.

NMCG:

  • It is a body under the Jal Shakti Ministry that has been working on the rejuvenation of the Ganga and its tributaries.

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