8 July 2014

"Ganga Manthan" dialogue

Research & Advocacy Team of Pragya, participated in national dialogue: “Ganga Manthan" - a multi-stakeholder dialogue, hosted by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India, on 7th July, 2014 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India. The event was inaugurated by nion Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Union Water Resources Minister Ms. Uma Bharti. The event was also attended by Union Minister of Environment Mr. Prakash Javadekar. Post inaugural session, the participants were divided into parallel working sessions by stakeholder categories - Scientists, NGOs/Civil Society and Religious Leaders. 

The event highlighted the focus of Ministry of Water Resources on 'Aviral aur Nirmal (continuous and clean) Ganga'. The government seeks to provide around 30% cost and plans to raise the rest through public-private partnership (PPP). The discussions focused more on waste water treatment, water sharing issues rather than rejuvenation of water sources. The Pragya member participated in 'Aviral & Nirmal Ganga' session
, chaired by: Justice Girdhar Malviya, that was designated for the NGOs & Environmentalists and submitted several recommendations during the consultation. 

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