National River Conservation Plan
- August 20, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
There is inordinate delay in completion of projects to control pollution in two riversTapi and Sabarmathi in Gujarat, which is part of the National River Conservation Plan.
- The river cleaning programme in the country initiated with the launching of the Ganga Action Plan (GAP) in 1985.
- The Ganga Action Plan was expanded to cover other rivers under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) in the year 1995.
- The pollution abatement works are implemented on a cost sharing basis between the Centre and State Governments.
- The works include; collection, transportation and treatment of municipal sewage, River Front Development (RFD), Low Cost Sanitation (LCS), Electric Crematoria, Improved Wood Based Crematoria etc.
- Prevention and control of industrial pollution is being addressed by the Central and State Pollution Control Boards/Pollution Control Committee.
- The objective of NRCP is to improve the water quality of the rivers, which are the major water sources in the country, through the implementation of pollution abatement works.