NEW DELHI: A central committee discussed framework for a national law pertaining to River Ganga on its cleanliness, uninterrupted e-flow and corresponding penalty provisions.
The committee constituted to review the provisions of the draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill, 2017 held its meeting and discussed various aspects of the Bill specially the preamble and definitions.
The committee has been constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation to examine the salient features of the draft law. It has recognized the enormous challenges being faced to maintain the wholesomeness of the River perpetuated due to over stressed water demand from agricultural, domestic and industrial sectors.
National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill is proposed to be developed as a model bill to preserve, conserve and manage different rivers and it is likely to be the role model for development of other rivers of the Country.
Ministry of Water of Resources River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Justice Giridhar Malviya in July 2016 for the preparation of Draft Act on National River Ganga.
The committee submitted the Draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill, 2017 to the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on April 12, 2017.