Union Minister for Jal Shakti Launches River Cities Alliance -A Dedicated Platform For River Cities In India To Ideate, Discuss And Exchange Information For Sustainable Management of Urban Rivers

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Union Minister for Jal Shakti has launched the River Cities Alliance.

What is the River Cities Alliance?

Launched by: The alliance is a partnership of two Ministries i.e., Ministry of Jal Shakti and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Purpose: It is a dedicated platform for river cities in India to ideate, discuss and exchange information for the sustainable management of urban rivers.


  • To provide the member cities with a platform to discuss and exchange information on aspects that are vital for sustainable management of urban rivers.
  • To work towards adopting and localizing national policies and instruments with key river-related directions. 
  • To strengthen governance aspects for river cities and improve their liveability to attract external economic investments and access state-of-the-art knowledge.

Themes: The alliance will focus on three broad themes- Networking, Capacity Building and Technical Support. 

Participating Cities: The 30 member cities in the alliance include: Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, etc.

Secretariat:  National Institute for Urban Affairs(NIUA) with National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) support.

Source: This post is based on the articleUnion Minister for Jal Shakti Launches River Cities Alliancepublished in PIB on 24th Nov 2021.

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