Ministry Constituted Madhav Chitale Committee to Prepare Guidelines for Desiltation of Ganga River [ Current Affairs ]

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Madhav Chitale committee constituted to prepare guidelines for desiltation of Ganga River. This committee constituted by Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

  • Madhav Chitale (Expert Member of NGRBA) committee includes four member.
  • Term of the committee would be for a period of three months.

Terms of Reference of Committee:

  • From Bhimgauda (Uttarakhand) to Farakka (West Bengal) prepare guidelines for desiltation of Ganga River.
  • Establish difference between desilting and sand mining.
  • Establish requirement for desilting for ecology and e-flow of the river Ganga.

Other members of Committee:

  • Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Secretary.
  • Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Secretary.
  • Dr. Mukesh Sinha, Director, Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune.

Background Detail:

  • Committee has been constituted as per commitment made by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  • In July, 2016, Uma Bharti while chairing the 6th meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority in New Delhi.

- Published on: July 25, 2016