Namami Gange: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Namami Gange: Six Mega Projects, “Ganga Avalokan” to be inaugurated

Published: September 29, 2020

On 29 September, 2020, PM Modi is to inaugurate six mega projects under Namami Gange Mission through video conference. About the Projects The projects to be inaugurated are as follows Construction of 68 MLD STP Upgradation of 27 MLD at Jagjeetpur, Haridwar Construction of 68 MLD Jagjeetpur Project Inauguration of 26 MLD in Rishikesh Construction ..

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India-UK Water Partnership Forum discuss on water conservation

Published: September 22, 2020

The India-UK Water Partnership Forum was recently held. The forum discussed on developing water infrastructure in India. The countries linked Memorandum of Understanding between Ganga and British waters. Highlights The forum also discussed Namami Gange Programme, Jal Jeevan Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission. It showcased the investment and business opportunities in the Indian water sector. ..

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Namami Gange: World Bank approves 400 million USD

Published: July 2, 2020

The World Bank has approved 400 million USD of loan to support Namami Gange project of India. According to World Bank, the funds will help 500 million people living in the river basin. Highlights The World Bank has enhanced its support to rejuvenate river Ganga. On June 25, 2020, world bank had approved the second ..

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IDEAthon launched by Jal Shakti ministry

Published: May 3, 2020

On May 2, 2020, the National Mission for Clean Ganga operating under Ministry of Jal Shakti launched “IDEAthon”. It focuses on “The Future of River Management” to explore how the COVID-19 crisis will change the river management strategies. Highlights The IDEAthon event examined how social angle of rivers can be leveraged to address the crisis. ..

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Lock Down improves water quality of Ganges

Published: April 29, 2020

The Lock Down imposed in the country on March 22, 2020 has improved air quality and water quality. According to CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board), 40 million litres of waste water enters water bodies. The Ganges The water pollution of a river is measured based on Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD). The Ganga has become dump ..

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