Clean Ganga: National-level stakeholders' meet today
In pursuance of the National Mission of Clean Ganga (NMCG) of the Ministry of Water Resource, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, has been entrusted to play a strategic role to augment water flow through forestry interventions and to treat the water through biological filters.
It is a two- phase programme – project development of 6-8 months and project implementation of 5 -10 years. The project development phase envisages <g data-gr-id="21">preparation</g> of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the initial five years.
Following the action plan for the first phase, the first consultation meeting in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and <g data-gr-id="27">Jharkahnd</g> were conducted in <g data-gr-id="28">Dehardun</g>, Allahabad and Patna on April-May. These meetings helped identify issues specific and common to the states. The meeting with West Bengal is now scheduled in mid-July.
The national-level stakeholders' meet for Detailed Project Report (DPR) preparation on forestry interventions will be organised in FRI on July 2-3. All five stakeholder states – Uttarakhand, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal will present their detailed plan of work.
Union Ministers Uma Bharti, Prakash Javadekar, <g data-gr-id="26">Sarbanand</g> Sonowal and Shripad Naik will also be present and share their concerns. Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat will inaugurate the national meet.