No development zone along Ganga river

An order also prohibits construction of any structure for residential or commercial or industrial or any other purposes in the river Ganga, bank of river Ganga or its tributaries

GN Bureau | January 4, 2018


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River Ganga in Varanasi. Photo: Swati Chandra
River Ganga in Varanasi. Photo: Swati Chandra

No construction can be carried out up to 100 metres from the Ganga river, parliament was informed on Thursday.

Union minister Dr Satya Pal Singh said that a model Draft Bill for Flood Plain Zoning Legislation was circulated by the union government in 1975 to all states to help states enact legislation. The model bill provided for prohibition and restriction of the activities in the notified area of the flood plain.

Read: The ugly, unholy truth about Ganga

The River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016 provides that the bank of river Ganga and its flood plain shall be construction free zone. It also prohibits construction of any structure for residential or commercial or industrial or any other purposes in the river Ganga, bank of river Ganga or its tributaries or active flood area of river Ganga or its tributaries.

The National Green Tribunal vide its judgment dated 13.07.2017 has directed to identity and demarcate the flood plains of river Ganga from Haridwar to Unnao and has ordered that till identification and demarcation of flood plain is completed, 100 metres from the edge of the river would be designated as no development/construction zone, said the minister.

Ministry of environment forests & climate change also circulated draft notification on “River Conservation Zones” in 2015 to all states.

 

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