Cabinet approves River Ganga Authorities order

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New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016.

The Order lays down a new institutional structure for policy and implementation in fast track manner and empowers National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to discharge its functions in an independent and accountable manner, an official statement issued here said.

“It has been decided to grant a mission status to the authority with corresponding powers under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, to take cognizance of the provision of the said Act and follow up thereon,” it said.

Similarly, there is adequate delegation of financial and administrative powers which will distinctly establish NMCG as both responsibility and accountability centre and effectively accelerate the process of project implementation for Ganga rejuvenation, it added.

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