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Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat opinions progress of Namami Gange Programme

New Delhi [India], April 21 (ANI): The Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday chaired the eleventh assembly of the Empowered Task Force (ETF) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in New Delhi whereby he reviewed the progress of varied elements beneath the Namami Gange Programme.

The Union Minister additionally launched the Monitoring Centre – PRAYAG – which stands for Platform for Real-time Analysis of Yamuna, Ganga and their Tributaries on the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) workplace in New Delhi.

Prayag is a Real-Time Monitoring Centre for planning and monitoring tasks, river water high quality, and many others. by way of numerous on-line dashboards comparable to Ganga Tarang Portal, Jajmau Plant by way of Online Drone Data, PMT Tool Dashboard, Ganga Districts Performance Monitoring System, and many others.

The Union Minister additionally launched the comedian sequence ‘Chacha Chaudhary ke Sath, Ganga ki Baat’.

During the assembly, Shekhawat directed the officers to check the freshwater utilization of various industries alongside the river Ganga and put together a holistic Action Plan for the reuse of handled wastewater in thermal energy crops, refineries, railways and different industries.

The minister on January 5, 2023, launched the National Framework on Safe Reuse of Treated Water ready by NMCG. The framework acts as a guiding doc for framing state insurance policies on the reuse of handled water.

The state of Uttar Pradesh knowledgeable that industries are mandated to deal with their effluent and reuse it as much as the extent of 80 per cent and scale back their requirement for contemporary water.

It was emphasised within the assembly that the industries ought to steadily transfer to the usage of handled water thereby minimizing the usage of contemporary water.

The Union Minister additionally directed the officers of NMCG and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to work out a holistic technique to scrub about 2000 drains recognized by NMCG in city and rural areas.

He mentioned, “A holistic plan in coordination with MoHUA should be prepared and these drains should be cleaned at the earliest under Swachh Bharat Mission. Identifying untapped drains and cleaning them is also the top agenda for District Ganga Committees (DGCs). Since the launch of the ‘Digital Dashboard for DGCs Performance Monitoring System’ in April 2022, the performance of DGCs has improved.””Between April 2022 to March 2023, a total of 1,157 Monthly Meetings were conducted and Meeting minutes uploaded. In Uttar Pradesh, which has the maximum number of DGCs (75), 741 meetings were held. A maximum of 112 meetings were held during the month of Jan 2023. The Minister also urged the official from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to expedite the work on Project Dolphin,” he added.

The Union Minister was knowledgeable that for creating new vacationer locations alongside Ganga beneath the Arth Ganga marketing campaign, a report by INTACH has been shared with all of the involved District Ganga Committees (DGCs).

Emphasis was made on the event of Arth Ganga trails, homestays, information coaching and many others.

Besides, agreements (MoU) have additionally been signed with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture in December 2022 for the promotion of Arth Ganga.

It was additionally knowledgeable that beneath the Namami Gange programme for the final 4 years, concerted efforts have been made in direction of the Hilsa fish conservation and ranching programme upstream of the Farakka barrage in Ganga by CIFRI.

Ranched fishes are being tagged to grasp the migration and the research reveals the migration of Hilsa fish as much as Mirzapur. Ranching helps with livelihood era for the fishermen’s neighborhood within the Ganga Basin.

The Ministry of Culture knowledgeable that an motion plan to carry ‘Ganga Sanskriti Yatra’ has been formulated.

The Yatra will cross by way of the States of Uttarakhand, UP, Bihar and West Bengal.

The proposed Yatra will begin from Gangotri in Uttarakhand and terminate at Ganga Sagar in West Bengal, showcasing the cultural heritage of Ganga at greater than 100 completely different venues from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar.

For the promotion of Natural Farming, it was knowledgeable {that a} sequence of workshops are being organized in coordination with State Agriculture Department and NCONF.

Recently, NMCG organized one-day workshops in Bulandshahar, Bijnor, Hastinapur, Saran, Bhojpur, Buxar and Samastipur.

The assembly was attended by Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (DoWR, RDGR), Ministry of Jal Shakti and G Asok Kumar, Director General, NMCG together with Senior officers from central ministries, departments and anxious state governments. (ANI)