Recently, plans to revive Adi Ganga (the original channel of River Ganga passing through the city of
Kolkata) have been announced.
- The National Mission for Clean Ganga has allocated around Rs 650 crore to revive the ancient river and it has been included in a multi-country South Asian River project on combating pollution.
About the River: Adi Ganga
- Adi Ganga (also known as the Gobindapur Creek and Tolly’s Canal), is a stream that was part of the Hooghly River in the Kolkata area of India.
- Source of the river- Sundarbans
- Around 1750, a canal was dug to connect the main course of the river. The lower part of River Saraswati adjacent to the resultant Hooghly became the main river stretch
- Adi Ganga turned into a secondary tributary.
| About NMCG
- The National Mission for Clean Ganga is implementing arm of Namami Gange program.
- This mission was established on 12 August 2011 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 as a registered society.
- Namami Gange Programme: It is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as a ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government in June 2014 to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution and conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.