The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Indian Space Research Organizations (ISRO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 23 to effectively plan and monitor the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG). The objective of the MoU is to utilise the geospatial and crowd-sourcing technologies for pollution monitoring in River Ganga.
TVSN Prasad, Mission Director, NMCG and PG Diwakar, Deputy Director, Remote Sensing Applications Area, NRSC, ISRO signed the MoU in the presence of Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that ISRO’s participation in the ‘Clean Ganga’ mission is need of hour.
Bhuvan Ganga Mobile Application and web portal was also launched by Uma Bharti. Bhuvan Ganga Portal is an exclusive web portal deployed in ISRO Bhuvan’s geoportal with all geospatial layers related to River Ganga. It will be used as a tool to support decision making and planning for the ‘Clean Ganga’ mission. Bhuvan Mobile App is a user-friendly android-based application to enable public to collect and report information on various pollution sources that affects the water quality of River Ganga.