World Bank enhances support for rejuvenating Ganga, sanctions USD 400 mn


The World Bank on Monday expressed that it has upgraded its help for Government of India’s program to revive Ganga river with a USD 400 million that will help reduce contamination in the waterway. This will help to fortify the administration of the River Basin which is home to in excess of 500 million individuals. The Second National Ganga River Basin Project (SNGRBP), affirmed by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on June 25, will bolster the administration’s’ Namami Gange program and its reestablishing its water quality.
The bank has been helping the administration with it’s continuous National Ganga River Basin Project since 2011 which targets cleaning ganga and dealing with the waterway. The primary World Bank project helped build basic sewage framework in 20 contamination hotspots along the stream, and this undertaking will help this as well. The Ganga basin covers a major part in India’s landmass, and is a basic monetary and ecological asset for the nation. It gives more than 33% of India’s surface water, incorporates the nation’s biggest flooded zone and is critical to India’s water and food security.

Besides this, the Ganga river is confronting pressures from human and monetary movement that sway its water quality and streams nowadays.
The loan on The Second National Ganga River Basin Project comprises of USD 381 million and a proposed Guarantee in the measure of up to USD 19 million. Two legal agreements were signed for two different projects that is USD 200 million First Tamil Nadu Housing Sector Strengthening Programme and USD 50 million Tamil Nadu Housing and Habitat Development Project to strengthen the state’s housing sector policies, institutions and regulations. And furthermore, it was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs in accordance of the Government of India and Country Director (India) on behalf of the World Bank.

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