Ganga Rejuvenation and Agriculture Ministry Sign MoU for Speedy Execution of Namami Gange Programme [ Current Affairs ]
For the immediate implementation of Namami Gange programme the Union Water Resources Ministry and the Union Agriculture Ministry have join their hands by signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
- Under this MoU farmers of across the 5,000 villages located neared to Ganga River will be promoted for organic farming to curb pollution caused by chemical fertiliser-laden runoff in the river.
- The Union Agriculture Ministry will develop organic farming in over 5,000 villages along the Ganga River under Paramaparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana according to the MoU.
- A single cluster will be represented by each Gram Panchayat located near Ganga River and organic farming will be promoted by awareness Programmes, self-help groups, mobile apps etc.
- In this regard training will be provided by government on Integrated Nutrient Management and micro-irrigation techniques.
- This project will also raise opportunities for livelihood and natural farming, based on animal husbandry.
- A steering committee will be established for consisting of the nodal officers from each ministry which will organize meet in three months or whenever necessary, which will monitor the achievement and progress of project implementation.
- The MoU will be of three years and can be extended on mutual agreement between the Union Water Resources Ministry and the Union Agriculture Ministry.
About Namami Gange programme
- Namami Gange is a “multi-disciplinary” programme.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched this Namami Gange Programme in May 2015, which is a determined integrated Ganga Conservation Mission.
- Objective of this program is to make an effort to clean and protect the Ganga River in a comprehensive manner.
- Published on: September 20, 2016