Policy, Law And Governance

River conservation is a collective effort and cannot be accomplished by a single individual, research group or institution. Several factors and agents have an impact on river health. Likewise, implementation of any change or modification to improve river health has a potential to impact several stakeholders who make use of rivers as a resource. Hence it is necessary to take all these stakeholders along in the collective effort towards river conservation and management.

Thus, groups working for water resources, biodiversity, hydropower, soils, ecology, construction activities etc should be taken into confidence and their inputs used for formulating policies and arriving at a framework for river conservation. Some of these stakeholders come under the ambit of various different ministries of union or state governments, so that the coordination with them could be accomplished through the central government. In addition to formulation of policy, the implementation of law and management of governance comes under the control of central government. The role of cGanga is to act as nodal agency facilitating exchange of ideas between different stakeholders and departments, thus accelerating discussion to arrive at unanimous policies for river conservation.