Projects Under Namami Gange Programme


The Namami Gange Programme (NGP) is dynamic and evolving in nature to address the emerging needs and priorities for rejuvenation of river Ganga & its tributaries. Under NGP, State level annual action plans are prepared and projects are developed by the States and taken up for implementation after due approval process and efforts are made to complete the projects by their scheduled timelines.


Under NGP, State level annual action plans are prepared and based on that it was targeted that 127 sewerage and Ghat/crematoria projects were to be completed from 2019-20 to 2022-23. Out of the targeted 127 projects 80 projects have been completed till date.


During last three years, 122 projects have been completed resulting in creation / rehabilitation of 1068 MLD STP capacity, laying of 1580 km of sewerage network, development/rehabilitation of 82 ghats & 20 crematoria, river front development at Patna, e-flow notification etc.


Funds are being provided to the Ganga bank State Forest Departments of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal for afforestation works along the river Ganga based on APOs (Annual Plan of Operation) submitted by States. Till date, 30,071 hectares area has been covered with plantation under the Namami Gange programme.


Government of India releases funds to National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), which is the empowered nodal agency for implementation of Namami Gange program nationwide. NMCG releases funds to State Governments /State Missions for Clean Ganga/CPSUSs/ Other Executing Agencies.


Amounts released/expended by NMCG to various agencies, compiled State-wise, during the said period are given at Annexure-I.


NMCG has taken up scientific research/studies towards rejuvenation of river Ganga. Some of important studies are given below:-


  1. Special and non putrefying of properties of river Ganga by CSIR-NEERI.
  2. Generation of High Resolution DEM and GIS ready Database for part of River Ganga for NMCG- ( By Survey of India).


  1. GIS based mapping of microbial diversity across the Ganges for ecosystem service by CSIR- NEERI.


  1. Rapid Assessment of Sand Mining and its impact on the Ganga river using Drone Technology by IIT-Kanpur .
  2. Pilot TADOX technology in textile sector by TERI.




Government of India has launched Namami Gange Programme, an integrated umbrella programme, aimed to ensure effective abatement of pollution and conservation of river Ganga and its tributaries by adopting a river basin approach. Under Namami Gange comprehensive set of interventions in the areas of wastewater treatment, solid waste management, river front management (ghats and crematoria development), e-flow, afforestation, biodiversity conservation and Public Participation etc. are being taken up for the rejuvenation of river Ganga.


Further, for aquatic biodiversity conservation, 7 projects at an estimated cost of


Rs.162.79 crore have been taken up under Namami Gange. These projects aim at Planning and management for aquatic species conservation and maintenance of ecosystem services in the Ganga river basin.


More than 56 lakhs of fish seed have been released in river Ganga for conservation and restoration of IMC & Mahseer. 930 number of turtles have been released in Ganga River apart from supporting the conservation & breeding of freshwater turtles & Gharial at Kukrail, Lucknow. In addition, four (4) rescue and rehabilitation centres for aquatic species have been established.


This information was given by the Minister of State, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.






ANNEXURE-I




Amounts released/expended by NMCG to various agencies, compiled State-wise



















State

F.Y. 2017-18

F.Y. 2018-19

F.Y. 2019-20

F.Y. 2020-21

F.Y. 2021-22

Total

Uttarakhand

242.49

341.44

128.20

124.82

143.63

980.58

Uttar Pradesh

549.88

823.77

821.09

472.46

440.21

3,017.41

Bihar

367.18

673.03

1,185.17

194.43

249.70

2,669.51

Jharkhand

21.72

74.23

30.50

28.03

13.61

168.09

West Bengal

249.35

227.62

70.60

105.06

134.43

787.06

Madhya Pradesh

Delhi

81.57

310.69

214.47

235.00

405.00

1,246.73

Haryana

6.88

6.88

Rajasthan

1.25

50.00

51.25

Himachal Pradesh

1.25

2.50

3.75

Other basin wide interventions, including NMCG’s operational expenses



105.94



174.51



223.06



178.92



191.47



873.90

Grand Total

1,625.01

2,626.54

2,673.09

1,339.97

1,630.55

9,895.16


Note: Amount released/ expended by NMCG in a particular year includes unspent balance carried forward from previous years.




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17 new projects: help alliance significantly expands social commitment

– Lufthansa Group aid organization now active in 24 countries

– Project work in Germany and worldwide focuses on education, work and income

– help alliance makes important contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

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Despite the still noticeable effects of the Corona pandemic on project work, help alliance is increasing its commitment in Germany and worldwide. The Lufthansa Group’s aid organization is now supporting 17 new projects focusing on education, work and income, including for the first time in Argentina, Italy, Iraq, Cameroon, Colombia and the Philippines. As in the past, the projects were selected from suggestions by employees and are supervised and managed by them on a voluntary basis. In total, help alliance is now involved in 51 aid projects in 24 countries for disadvantaged young people.


“The Corona pandemic has further exacerbated the global education crisis. That’s why there is so much for us to do as an aid organization right now. The new help alliance projects are designed to help provide equal opportunities for children and young people after this difficult time. Education is the key to a successful future,” says Andrea Pernkopf, Managing Director of help alliance.


In the global south, school closures have had a particularly negative impact on the educational opportunities of children and young people. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), insufficient digitization and a lack of equipment prevented at least one-third of students worldwide from learning from home during the pandemic.


Through its work, help alliance is making an important contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of “Quality Education” (SDG 4) and “Decent Work and Economic Growth” (SDG 8).


For detailed information on the 17 new help alliance projects, visit www.helpalliance.org, including:


Germany: New ways to learn to read

The project ensures that children with special needs are not left behind and supports them in learning to read parallel to their school lessons.


Italy: More participation for young people in Milan

The project aims to make children and young people aware of their abilities, potential and skills and to help them develop their talents so that they can consciously choose and shape their future.


Philippines: Best school equipment for Filipino children

By providing school materials, LCD projectors and school meals for disadvantaged children, the project aims to ease the burden on teachers and parents and create an improved learning environment for all students.  


South Africa: Houses of Hope in Cape Town

Ubomi houses offer children and young people from the poorest parts of Cape Town a place for education, cultural activities and thus create perspectives beyond the dangers of the township.


Iraq: Running for more self-confidence

Outdoor activities not only promote physical fitness, but also offer women and girls the opportunity to develop their skills and competencies. As a result, they gain more self-confidence and contribute to positive change in a war-torn society.

Status of projects under NESIDS


North Eastern Council (NEC) has been implementing various projects in different sector including health under MDoNER’s scheme, “Schemes of NEC”. The details of funds allotted (Amount of projects sanctioned) and utilised for health sector during the last five years is as under:


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Sl. No.

FY

Project Sanction Amount

Fund released for utilisation

1

2017-18

22.00

20.90

2

2018-19

17.09

17.09

3

2019-20

13.20

12.07

4

2020-21

18.86

17.06

5

2021-22

30.97

3.55


Total

102.12

70.67




* Figure for FY 2021-22 is upto 28.02.2022.


This information was given by the Minister for Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Projects sanctioned by NESIDS


The North East Special Infrastructure Development (NESID) scheme was approved in 15.12.2017, and since its inception 112 projects worth Rs 2589.14 crore have been sanctioned for the North Eastern States, against which funds amounting to Rs 1514.47 crore have been released by the Ministry.


This information was given by the Minister for Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.




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Projects of eight Girl Innovators to be presented before the Startup Advisory Council – Shri Piyush Goyal


Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal held an Interaction with eight Girl Innovators today to mark the National Girl Child Day.


Addressing on the occasion, Shri Goyal said there is huge potential in each of the sectors that the eight Girl Childs have shown today:


  • Low-cost biodegradable sanitary napkins
  • Smart gloves which converts sign language to text & speech
  • Use of AI & GPS


“I am very inspired to see these Girl Innovators, making the nation as well as their parents proud at such a young age (10-18 yrs). You are the true leaders of India,” said Shri Goyal, during the programme held over Video Conference.


Stating that “When girls are empowered, then countries become stronger & more prosperous,” Shri  Goyal said we have to strengthen our Nari Shakti, as Prime Minister said, ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.’


Shri Goyal said women today are challenging status quo and have stepped up as nation builders & change makers. India has been a powerhouse of strong women across fields: Be it sports (Meerabai Chanu, Mary Kom), Business (Falguni Nayyar of Nykaa, Indira Nooyi), Science & Technology (Kalpana Chawla), etc.


Shri Goyal gave a four point call for action:


1. Make Vocal for Local a Jan Andolan:


2. Become ambassadors of Quality Revolution: Increase consumer awareness & create sustainable goods with utmost focus on quality.


3. Collaborate with each other and with other fellow women entrepreneurs: Harness the immense potential of women in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities.


4. Connect with India’s heritage: Explore our country’s rich culture & traditions to innovate in areas of handlooms, handicrafts, art & craft etc.


Shri Goyal said the projects of these eight Girl Innovators will be presented before the Startup Advisory Council after three months. During the programme, the Women & Child Development Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani complimented Shri Goyal for his initiative and leadership in promoting Innovation among Girl students “in tribute to the Prime Minister’s clarion call of ensuring that New India will see Women led development.”


Shri Goyal said our women have time & again proven their capabilities. I would urge all girl children to:


  • Dream big
  • Never fear failure, failure is stepping stone to success
  • Lead with conviction & confidence


Quoting Steve Jobs, – “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do,” who really change the world,” Shri Goyal said, for a civilization to truly flourish we need to “Empower, Educate & Encourage” our girl child.


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