What is the News?
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 article “Union Minister for Jal Shakti Launches River Cities Alliance” published in PIB on 24th Nov 2021.