Publish Date: February 22, 2023

    About NMCG

    National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) was registered as a society on 12th August 2011 under the
    Societies Registration Act 1860.It acted as implementation arm of National Ganga River Basin Authority(NGRBA) which
    was constituted under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA),1986. NGRBA has since been dissolved
    with effect from the 7th October 2016, consequent to constitution of National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and
    Management of River Ganga (referred as National Ganga Council) vide notification no. S.O. 3187(E) dated 7th October
    2016 under EPA 1986.

    The Act envisages five tier structure at national, state and district level to take measures for
    prevention, control and abatement of environmental pollution in river Ganga and to ensure continuous adequate flow of
    water so as to rejuvenate the river Ganga as below;

    1. National Ganga Council under chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
    2. Empowered Task Force (ETF) on river Ganga under chairmanship of Hon’ble Union Minister
      of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
    3. National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG).
    4. State Ganga Committees and
    5. District Ganga Committees in every specified district abutting river Ganga and its
      tributaries in the states.

    NMCG has a two tier management structure and comprises of Governing Council and Executive
    Committee. Both of them are headed by Director General, NMCG. Executive Committee has been authorized to accord
    approval for all projects up to Rs.1000 crores. Similar to structure at national level, State Programme Management
    Groups (SPMGs) acts as implementing arm of State Ganga Committees. Thus the newly created structure attempts to bring
    all stakeholders on one platform to take a holistic approach towards the task of Ganga cleaning and rejuvenation.

    The Director General(DG) of NMCG is a Additional Secretary in Government of India. For effective
    implementation of the projects under the overall supervision of NMCG, the State Level Program Management Groups
    (SPMGs) are, also headed by senior officers of the concerned States.

    The aims and objectives of NMCG is to accomplish the mandate of National Ganga River Basin
    Authority (NGRBA)

    1. To ensure effective abatement of pollution and rejuvenation of the river Ganga by adopting a
      river basin approach to promote inter-sectoral co-ordination for comprehensive planning and management and
    2. To maintain minimum ecological flows in the river Ganga with the aim of ensuring water
      quality and environmentally sustainable development.


    The Vision for Ganga Rejuvenation constitutes restoring the wholesomeness of the river defined
    in terms of ensuring “Aviral Dhara” (Continuous Flow”), “Nirmal Dhara”(“Unpolluted
    Flow”), Geologic and ecological integrity.

    Key Functions

    To achieve the objectives, NMCG shall carry out the following key functions namely:

    1. Implement the work programme of National Ganga River Basin Authority(NGRBA).
    2. Implement the World Bank supported National Ganga River Basin Project
    3. Coordinate and oversee the implementation of projects sanctioned by Government of India under
    4. Undertake any additional work or functions as may be assigned by MoWR,RD &GJ in the area
      of conservation of river Ganga.
    5. Make rules and regulations for the conduct of the affairs of the NMCG and add or amend, vary
      or rescind them from time to time.
    6. Accept or to provide any grant of money, loan securities or property of any kind and to
      undertake and accept the management of any endowment trust, fund or donation not inconsistent with the objectives of
    7. Take all such action and to enter all such actions as may appear necessary or incidental for
      the achievements of the objectives of the NGRBA.

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