Ganga Action Plan (GAP) - Environmental Pollution.
Article (PDF Available). In 1985, the federal government of India launched the Ganga Action Plan (GAP). The Ganges and the GAP: An Assessment of Efforts to Clean a.
The Ganga Action Plan was, launched on 14 Jan. 1986 by the then Prime Minister of India Shri Rajeev Gandhi, with the main objective of pollution abatement of the river Ganga, to improve the water quality by interception, diversion and treatment of domestic sewage, and to identify grossly polluting units to prevent their toxic and industrial chemical wastes from entering the river.
About Ganga Action Plan I The Ganga rises in the Garhwal Himalaya from the Gangotri Glacier, some 4100 meters above the sea level under the name of Bhagirathi. The river flows through the Himalayas till another two streams, the Mandakani and the Alakhnanda join it at Devprayag.
The largest river basin of India, the Ganges (locally referred as Ganga) is one of the most important river systems in the world. It is home to almost one tenth of the world’s population. Billions of litres of sewage, industrial waste, thousands of animal and human corpses are also released into the river every day. Consequently, the Ganga Action Plan (GAP) was launched in 1985 for pollution.
Today, Ganga contributes about 40% of the polluted river stretch in India. Not what Rajiv Gandhi would have dreamt about when he laundhed the GAP. One of the failures of the Ganga Action plan was that it was a completely bureaucratic exercise, top-down, end of the pipe interventions.
Ppt on Ganga Action Plan - authorSTREAM Presentation. PowerPoint Presentation: GAP I The GAP-I envisaged to intercept, divert and treat 882 mld (Million litres per day) out of 1340 mld of wastewater, generated in 25 class-I towns in 3 States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.
GANGA ACTION PLAN PHASE-I-----1. YEAR OF LAUNCH: June 1985. 2. SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATE: Declared closed on 31-3-2000.