Water Management – Institutional Reforms, Conservation Efforts, etc.

[pib] Nag River Pollution Abatement Project


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Nag River, Godavari Basin and its tributaries

Mains level : River rejuvenation

The Nag River Pollution Abatement Project has been approved under the National River Conservation Plan.

Try this PYQ:

Q.On the planet earth, most of the freshwater exists as ice caps and glaciers. Out of the remaining freshwater, the largest proportion:

(a) is found in the atmosphere as moisture and clouds

(b) is found in freshwater lakes and rivers

(c) exists as groundwater

(d) exists as soil moisture

Nag River

  • The Nag River is a river flowing through the city of Nagpur in Maharashtra.
  • It is known for providing the etymology for the name Nagpur. It is a part of the Kanhan-Pench river system.
  • The Kanhan River is an important right-bank tributary of the Wainganga River draining a large area lying south of the Satpura range in central India.
  • Along its 275 km run through Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh, it receives its largest tributary – Pench River, a major water source for the metropolis of Nagpur.
  • It joins the Wardha River, the united stream, which is known as the Pranahita River, empties into the Godavari River at Kaleshwaram, Telangana.

About the Project

  • The Nag River which flows through Nagpur city, thus giving its name to the city, is now a highly polluted water channel of sewage and industrial waste.
  • The project, approved under the National River Conservation Plan, will be implemented by the National River Conservation Directorate.
  • It will reduce the pollution level in terms of untreated sewage, flowing solid waste, and other impurities flowing into the Nag River and its tributaries.
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