“Ganga Amantran Abhiyan” organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga

On March 14, 2020, the National Mission for Clean Ganga organized “Ganga Amantran Abhiyan” (GAA). The GAA is an open-water rafting and kayaking expedition in Ganga river.

Highlights

The expedition is conducted between Devprayag and Ganga Sagar. Devprayag is the place where two rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi meet to form the mighty Ganges. Ganga Sagar is a part of Sunderbans.

Significance

The NMCG has been organizing several environmental, economic and cultural values in India. This is being done to increase public participation in the mission. The GAA is a major part of these programmes.

National Mission for Clean Ganga

The National Mission for Clean Ganga was launched in 2011. It was initially operating inder the National Ganga River Basin Authority that was dissolved in 2016. The authority was replaced with National Ganga Council.

The mission is now being operated under Ministry of Jal Shakti. It is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860.

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