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Committee constituted for Desiltation of Ganga

Committee has also been asked to establish difference between desilting and sand mining and also to establish need for desilting for ecology and e-flow.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Jul 22, 2016, 04.21 PM IST
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Madhav Chitale member,National Ganga River Basin Authority has been appointed as chairman of the committee.
Madhav Chitale member,National Ganga River Basin Authority has been appointed as chairman of the committee.
NEW DELHI: The water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation ministry has constituted a committee to prepare guidelines for desiltation of river Ganga from Bhimgauda (Uttarakhand) to Farakka (West Bengal).

Madhav Chitale member,National Ganga River Basin Authority has been appointed as chairman of the committee.

The other members of the committee are Shashi Shekhar secretary water resources ministry , Ajay Narayan Jha ,secretary, environment minister and Mukesh Sinha, director, central water and power research station-Pune.

The committee has also been asked to establish difference between desilting and sand mining and also to establish need for desilting for ecology and e-flow of the river Ganga.

The tenure of the committee would be for a period of three months.

Earlier Water Resources minister Uma Bharti while chairing the 6 th meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority in New Delhi had said that a committee will be setup soon for desiltation of river Ganga.

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