It is a registered society under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, to take measures for prevention, control and abatement of environmental pollution in river Ganga and to ensure continuous adequate flow of water so as to rejuvenate the river Ganga.
National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. It acted as implementation arm of National Ganga River Basin Authority(NGRBA) which was constituted under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA),1986. NGRBA has since been dissolved with effect from the 7th October 2016, consequent to constitution of National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga (referred as National Ganga Council). National Mission for Clean Ganga, endeavours to deploy the best available knowledge and resources across the world for Ganga rejuvenation. Clean Ganga has been a perennial attraction for many international countries that have expertise in river rejuvenation.
The vision for Ganga Rejuvenation under NMCG, constitutes restoring the wholesomeness of the river defied in terms of ensuring “Aviral Dhara”(Continuous Flow), “Nirmal Dhara”(Unpolluted Flow), Geologic and ecological integrity.
The aims and objectives of NMCG is to accomplish the mandate of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)-
- 1. To ensure effective abatement of pollution and rejuvenation of the river Ganga by adopting a river basin approach to promote inter-sectoral co-ordination for comprehensive planning and management and
- 2. To maintain minimum ecological flows in the river Ganga with the aim of ensuring water quality and environmentally sustainable development.