POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD TO STRENGTHEN MONITORING OF POLLUTION IN TRIBUTARIES OF GANGA


An inter-ministerial meeting was held in the presence of Union Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar and Union Minister of Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi on 09 July.

  • In the meeting pending issues of Environment/Forest clearance of National Projects of Central Water Commission, National Water Development Agency and Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana were discussed.
  • Union Minister of Jal Shakti requested the Central Pollution Control Board to strengthen the pollution monitoring system in the Ganga and its major tributaries.
  • Close monitoring of water quality in coordination with the National Mission on Clean Ganga was emphasized and it was agreed upon that suitable mechanisms will be developed.
  • Shri Javadekar urged the officials of both the ministry to expedite the key river projects of national importance and also monitor water quality of Ganga and its major tributaries.