Chitale Committee recommends measures for de -siltation of river Ganga

Posted on:20 May 2017 10:41:44
Chitale Committee recommends measures for de -siltation of river Ganga
20 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • The Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation had constituted a committee to prepare guidelines for de-siltation of Ganga River last year.

  • The four-member committee is headed by Madhav Chitale includes Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, and Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune, Director Mukesh Sinha.

  • The committee recommended a series of measures that includes the creation of a sand registry for de-silting of the Ganga and establishment of a technical institute to conduct the sediment budget. 

  • The committee suggested good agricultural practices, river bank anti-erosion works and reclamation of adjoining lakes along the river. The committee also favours de-silting of adjoining lakes to increase their storage capacities.


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