IIT-Kanpur to provide scientific support for cleaning Ganga
Posted on:18 Apr 2016 18:19:52
18 April 2016 Current Affairs GK: Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT-K) which is known for its public research will now be providing scientific support towards the dynamic evolution and implementation of the Ganga River Basin Management Plan.A 10-year memorandum of agreement to this effect was signed here between IIT-K and National Mission for Clean Ganga under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on April-17.The Ministry signed a 10 year Memorandum of Agreement with IITK for provision of continual scientific support in the implementation and dynamic evolution of the Ganga River Basin Management Plan. Delivering the key note address on the occasion, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation explained in detail why the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies is needed for the mission and how important is this collaboration. Ministry was focused on cleaning the Ganga by setting up Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) and Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs). According to Dr. Vinod Tare, Professor IITK the Ganga River Basin Management Plan 2015 by IIT Consortiums has provided strategic action plans, some policy interventions and management action along with financial implications.These plans shall be further detailed by the centre with financial, social, economical and environment implications.
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