National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG)

RELEVANCE – GS PRELIMS & GS MAINS III

EXPECTED QUESTIONS

QUES 1 . Consider the following statements about National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)-

1 . It is the implementation arm of National Ganga River Basin Authority(NGRBA).

2 .Previously it was the implementation arm of National Ganga Council.

Which among the above statements is /are correct ?

a . 1 only

b . 2 only

c . both 1 & 2

d . none of the above

Answer – d

QUES 2 . Consider the following statements-

1 . National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) was registered as a society on 12th August 2016 under the Societies Registration Act 1860.

2 . National Ganga River Basin Authority(NGRBA) was constituted under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA),1986.

3 . NGRBA has  been dissolved with effect from the 7th October 2016.

Which among the above statements is /are incorrect ?

a . only 1

b . only 2

c . only 3

d . 2 & 3

Answer – a

ABOUT NMCG

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementation arm of National Ganga Council which was set up in October 2016 under the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities order 2016.

Aim 

The aim  of NMCG  is to clean the Ganga and its tributaries in a comprehensive manner.

Background

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  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) .

Now National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementation arm of National Ganga Council.

Structure of NMCG

It has a two tier management structure and comprises of Governing Council and Executive Committee . Both of the tiers are headed by the Director General (DG), NMCG. Executive Committee is authorized to approve projects under mission up to Rs 1000 crore .

Similar to structure at national level, State Programme Management Groups (SPMGs) acts as implementing arm of State Ganga Committees.

This structure attempts to bring all stakeholders on one platform to take a holistic approach towards the task of Ganga cleaning and rejuvenation.