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MoEF depts for Ganga transferred to Water Ministry

Four concerned ministries had already set up to prepare an action plan for rejuvenating the river.

Several departments previously under the Ministry of Environment and Forest have been put under the ambit of the Water Resources Ministry in a bid to speed up work on the Ganga Rejuvenation Project.

According to a government notification dated July 31, the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), including the mission Directorate, National Mission for Clean Ganga and other matters related to Ganga rejuvenation have been transferred to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation from MoEF.

Further, issues related to conservation, development and reducing the pollution of the river and its tributaries will also be looked after by the Water Resources Ministry.

As part of its drive to clean the Ganga, a committee of secretaries of four concerned ministries had already set up to prepare an action plan for rejuvenating the river.