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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
22-July-2016 14:34 IST
Committee Constituted to Prepare Guidelines for Desiltation of River Ganga asked to Submit its Report within Three Months

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has constituted a committee to prepare guidelines for desiltation of river Ganga from Bhimgauda (Uttarakhand) to Farakka (West Bengal). Shri Madhav Chitale (Expert Member, NGRBA) has been appointed as Chairman of the committee. The other members of the committee are : Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change and Dr. Mukesh Sinha, Director, Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune.

The committee has also been asked to establish difference between desilting and sand mining and also to establish need for desilting for ecology and e-flow of the river Ganga. The tenure of the committee would be for a period of three months.

It may be recalled that Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti while chairing the 6th meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority in New Delhi on 4th July, 2016 had said that a committee will be setup soon for desiltation of river Ganga.

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