6th India Water Impact Summit Concludes

What is the News?

The 6th Edition of the India Water Impact Summit has concluded.

What is the India Water Impact Summit?

Organized by: National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) along with the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies(c-Ganga).

Aim: To enlighten the participants on the complexities and peculiarities as well as the scales of managing the rivers across the basin.  

Theme: “River Resources Allocation: Planning and Management at the Regional Level”

What are the key highlights of the summit?

Launched a Leather Trade Information Portal: It is a unique digital portal developed by Namami Gange and Solidaridad. This portal is a solution-oriented tool that will help the tanneries to self-assess their environmental performance.

Note: Tanning is the process of treating skins and hides of animals to produce leather. A tannery is a place where the skins are processed.

An MoU was signed between C-Ganga and the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) for the development of a sludge management framework.  

Other key Facts Mentioned in the Article

What is the Ganga River Basin Management Plan(GRMP)?

This plan for Ganga is prepared by the consortium of seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) (Kanpur, Delhi, Madras, Bombay, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Roorkee). 

Objective: To take comprehensive measures for restoration of the wholesomeness of the Ganga ecosystem and improvement of its ecological health, with due regard to the issue of competing water uses in the river basin. 

The wholesomeness of the river can be grasped in terms of four defining concepts: “Aviral Dhara” (Continuous Flow”), “Nirmal Dhara”(“Unpolluted Flow”), Geologic Entity, and Ecological Entity.

Source: This post is based on the article6th India Water Impact Summit Concludespublished in PIB on 14th Dec 2021.

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