Revival of Adi Ganga River

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.