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New Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies
Apr 25, 2016

National Mission for Clean Ganga under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) launched the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (CGRBMS).

  • The Ministry signed a 10 year Memorandum of Agreement with IITK for provision of continual scientific support in the implementation and dynamic evolution of the Ganga River Basin Management Plan.

  • The Government has decided to implement Sewage Treatment Plants (STP’s) using a specific Public

  • The Centre will act as a think-tank to the government as well as knowledge hub to coordinate all activities within the Ganga river basin and these activities will include science, technology, research, innovation, social, economics, finance and investment related aspects.

  • The centre will collaborate with many national and international bodies.

The Ganga River Basin Management Plan 2015 by IIT Consortiums has provided strategic action plans, some policy interventions and management action along with financial implications. These plans shall be further detailed by the centre with financial, social, economical and environment implications.

Ganga River Basin

  • The Ganga basin covers over 12,500 sq. kilometers in northern India and ranks among the largest in the world in drainage basin area and length.

  • Flowing across the great alluvial Indo-Gangetic plains, the Ganga is bordered by the Himalayas to the north and the Vindhya-Satpura ranges to the south.

  • Today, over 45 million people reside in the Ganga basin.

  • The Ganga passes alongside 29 cities with populations above 100,000, 23 cities with populations between 50,000 and 100,000, and 48 towns less than 50,000.

  • The Ganga river basin is fed by many tributaries that drain the Himalayas and the Vindhya Satpura ranges.


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