Mr. Mishra heads India’s National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG). NMCG is an ambitious flagship initiative launched by the Indian government with projects worth USD 3.73 Billion for effective abatement of pollution, conservation, and rejuvenation of the River Ganges and its tributaries. A big advocate of cross-sectoral coordination, he has been largely responsible for shaping the softer approaches for river management in the basin, in addition to the traditional engineering solutions. An officer of the prestigious Indian Administrative Services, Mr. Mishra has held top management positions in India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change; and the former Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation giving him the unique advantage of multi-perspective understanding of river management from a governance point of view.
Sh. Rajiv Ranjan Mishra
Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India