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District Ganga Committees

Focus: GS III- Environment

Why in News?

Under the Namami Gange Programme, the Ministry of Jal Shakti has created the ‘Digital Dashboard for District Ganga Committees (DGCs) Performance Monitoring System’ (GDPMS).

  • The purpose of the Digital Dashboard is to assist DGCs in improving people-river connections.

About District Ganga Committees

  • District Ganga Committees were formed in districts in the Ganga River basin to put in place a framework at the district level to ensure people’s engagement in river Ganga and its tributaries management and pollution abatement.
  • The DGCs’ responsibilities include ensuring effective use of assets developed under Namami Gange, monitoring drains/sewage flowing into the Ganga and its tributaries, and establishing a strong link between people and Ganga rejuvenation.

About Namami Gange programme

Nodal: Ministry of Jal Shakti.

  • It is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as a ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government in June 2014 to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution and conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.
  • Implemented by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), and its state counterparts—State Programme Management Groups.

Main Pillars of the Namami Gange Programme are:

  • Sewerage Treatment Infrastructure
  • River-Surface Cleaning
  • Afforestation
  • Industrial Effluent Monitoring
  • River-Front Development
  • Biodiversity
  • Public Awareness
  • Ganga Gram

February 2024