Justice Malviya Committee submits its report on draft Ganga Act

Apr 13, 2017 10:13 IST

The Committee, constituted to prepare draft Ganga Act, submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on 12 April 2017. The Chairman of the committee is Justice Girdhar Malviya (Retd), who is associated with Ganga conservation movement.

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The committee recognized the enormous challenges being faced to maintain the wholesomeness of National River Ganga that was perpetuated due to over stressed water demand from agricultural, domestic and industrial sectors.

Highlights of the report on draft Ganga Act
• The draft Ganga Act addresses the critical issues pertaining to National River Gaga on its Cleanliness (Nirmalta) and uninterrupted e-flow (Aviralta) and provides corresponding provisions thereof.
• It introduces certain stricter provision to increase accountability and responsibility for use of resources made available by National River Ganga.
• The option and provision made in suggestive bills available with National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) were also considered and discussed by the committee.

Background
The Committee was constituted in July 2016 by the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

The members of the committee are V.K.Bhasin, Ex-Secretary of Legislative Department,  A.K. Gosain, IIT Delhi and Nayan Sharma, IIT Roorkee. The Member Secretary of the Committee is Sundeep, Director, National Mission for Clean Ganga.

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