GIS Technology on Ganga Cleaning Projects
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for improving planning, execution and monitoring of projects as well as providing platform for central repository of all data related to Ganga river basin including Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)/ Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), water quality monitoring location, afforestation, ghats and crematorium, river front development. This assists NMCG in improving its effectiveness in pollution abatement and river rejuvenation work.

Government of India is supplementing the efforts of the state governments in addressing the pollution of river Ganga by providing financial assistance to the states. Government of India has approved Namami Gange Programme in May 2015 for conservation of river Ganga with total outlay of 20,000 Crores. Namami Gange Programme is an umbrella programme which integrates previous and currently ongoing initiatives by enhancing efficiency, extracting synergies and supplementing them with more comprehensive & better coordinated interventions.

The amount spent by NMCG since its inception i.e. from Financial Year 2011 -12 to 2018-19 till June 30, 2018 is 4,322.37 crore. Under Namami Gange Programme, a total of 221 projects have been sanctioned at a cost of 22,238.49 crore. Out of these 221 projects, 58 projects have been completed and 95 projects are under implementation.