TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017
Center initiates river survey across the Ganga to create database of aquatic life
The central Government has launched first ever river survey across the Ganga to determine the population of Aquatic life, especially endangered Gangetic Dolphin.
NMCG (the National Mission for Clean Ganga) has said that the survey is aimed to create a baseline scientific data of aquatic life to help the agencies to take necessary action for improving the quality of river water
NMCG said that first part of the survey had been launched on March 1 between Narora to Bijnor , Uttar Pradesh covering distance of 165 km and second schedule is between Allahabad to Varanasi about 250 km expected to be launched this week
The Survey is also figure out fish species composition in 2525 km long Ganga river has also been launched from Harshil in Uttarakhand.
NMCG has conducting the survey through Wildlife Institute of India, an autonomous institution of Environment and Forest Ministry, under Namami Gange programme