Trash Skimmers to be introduced in six more Ganga cities

National Mission for Clean Ganga has extended its surface cleaning activity to six more Indian cities. Trash skimmers will be deployed in these cities to clear the river surface off its floating waste.

Created On: Jan 3, 2017 12:59 IST

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is soon going to introduce trash skimmers to clean the surface of Ganga in six more Indian cities in the first week of January 2017.

The announcement was made through an official statement by the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

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According to the statement, the new cities to get the trash skimmers include Rishikesh, Garh Mukhteshwar, Sahibganj, Haridwar, Navdweep and Kolkatta. Urban local bodies have been given the responsibility of monitoring the work.

While State Programme Management Groups (SPMGs) will be overseeing the project at the state level under the aegis of the NMCG, the Collectorate office will be responsible for its progress and completion at the district level.

River Surface Cleaning (RSC) work was first introduced last year to clean the Ganga basin in cities including Allahabad, Kanpur, Mathura-Vrindavan and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and Patna in Bihar. Trash skimmers were used to collect tonnes of floating waste, which was later disposed off in an organised manner.

This project was carried forward as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and produced extremely effective results. The exercise will be extended to other towns and cities as well in the coming days.

About National Mission for Clean Ganga

• NMCG is the implementation wing of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA). It implements the mandate dictated by the NGRBA.

• It is a registered body originally formed by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on 12 August 2011.

• The Secretary to the Government of India and Ministry of Water Resources is the current Chairman of NMCG’s Governing Council.

• The programme was launched mainly to clean the Ganga river basin in states through which the river flows such as Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

• It may in the future be extended to even those states that host the tributaries of the river.


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