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With Its Multi-Sectoral Approach, Namami Gange Has Been Successful In Making Positive Impact: NITI Aayog CEO

Namami Gange, is a conservation programme of the Central government launched in June 2014 with a budget outlay of Rs. 20,000 crores to clean and rejuvenate the rive Ganga

With Its Multi-Sectoral Approach, Namami Gange Has Been Successful In Making Positive Impact: NITI Aayog CEO
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  • Mountains in the entire ecosystem including rivers are important: Official
  • We are working to integrate river planning & water management: Official
  • Namami Gange aims to make cities sensitive to rivers: Rajiv Ranjan Mishra

New Delhi: Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NITI Aayog said that rivers in India are a symbol of faith, hope, culture and sanity as well as a source of livelihood for millions while asserting that Namami Gange, with its multi-sectoral approach, has been successful in making a positive impact. “Rivers particularly in India are a symbol of faith, hope, culture and sanity as well as a source of livelihood for millions. Data and numbers are not sufficient, what is needed is a passion amongst people for rivers. Passion and people combined can make the administration work towards the river rejuvenation. Namami Gange, with its multi-sectoral approach, has been successful in making a positive impact,” Mr. Kant said.

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His remarks came on the second day of the 5th India Water Impact Summit 2020 which was organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and its think tank, Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga). This year the event is organized virtually with the theme of Arth Ganga – River Synchronized Development.

Mr. Kant also congratulated the National Mission for Clean Ganga for bringing together national and international experts for the 5th IWIS which focuses on “River Conservation Synchronised Human Settlement”.
Prof. Vinod Tare, founding head of cGanga explained that river conservation and development are two sides of the same coin.

Taking inspiration from the Prime Minister’s “vocal for local” campaign, he suggested that local water bodies should be managed by local people and should cater to local needs. This will generate local employment and reduce the cost of transporting water, he said.

‘Namami Gange Programme’, is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government in June 2014 with a budget outlay of Rs 20,000 crores to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of Ganga river.Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NCMG) said that the mission’s vision is not only working towards making present river-cities sensitive towards rivers but also ensure that these problems are not repeated as India continues to urbanise rapidly.

Also Read: World Bank Sanctions Over Rs. 3,000 Crore To Enhance Namami Gange Programme

We are working to integrate ‘Urban River Planning’ and ‘Urban Water Management Plan’ in the city’s master plans and the new master plan for Delhi under preparation would be made river sensitive, he said.

As it was International Mountains Day 2020, he spoke about the importance of mountains in the entire ecosystem including rivers. Most rivers originate from mountains.

According to an official release by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Kees Bons, Deltares, Netherland presented three major takeaways from their experience.

These include ensuring that any new development or growth is sustainable and does not lead to another problem, following an integrated approach and nature-based solutions and, keep planning technical infrastructural solutions.

Recently, cGanga signed an MOU with British Water to create a bridge for UK industry to pair up with its Indian counterparts to build 21st-century infrastructure in the water and environment sector, the release said.

The UK is also becoming a major partner to help India tap into the global capital base to finance its green growth agenda.

In a session on ‘Financing global water security and journey to COP -26’ Gayatri I. Kumar, High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom said,

We are continuously engaging and encouraging UK investors to invest in India particularly in the water sector.

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3,40,37,592 16,862Cases
2,03,6782,908Active
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In India, there are 3,40,37,592 confirmed cases including 4,51,814 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,03,678 and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,86,280 2,384

33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

48,29,944 9,246

96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

29,82,399 310

9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

26,83,396 1,259

15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,122 540

6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,008 12

135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,012 530

7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

14,39,311 28

337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

10,33,809 521

4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,382 8

42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,244 34

215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,669 12

111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,035 16

105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

7,26,016 8

42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

6,01,971 33

234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

3,48,406 11

130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,729 28

175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,834 93

935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,113 182

1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

1,77,356 68

679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

1,27,259 49

647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

1,10,719 901

13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

31,516 9

230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

20,867 6

44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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