Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) for World Bank assisted National Ganga River Basin Project

The Government of India (GoI) has established the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) for comprehensive management of the river. The NGRBA program will adopt a river-basin approach and has been given a multi-sectoral mandate to address both water quantity and quality aspects. The NGRBA has resolved that by year 2020 no untreated municipal sewage or industrial
effluent will be discharged into River Ganga.