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Ganga Connect Exhibition: UK

Ganga Connect Exhibition: UK

The Ganga Connect exhibition concluded in London on 25th November 2021.

  • It was inaugurated in Glasgow, Scotland after the successful culmination of COP-26 (Conference of parties) on 12th November 2021.
  • 10 key strategic initiatives were announced during the exhibition
  • It is a global exhibition that will showcase multiple facets of the river basin and connect with interested parties.
  • It has been a major effort of the National Mission for Clean Ganga, the High Commission of India and C-Ganga (Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies) to engage with the international community of scientists, technology companies, policy makers, industry, investors and finance professionals.
  • Objective: To showcase the level of development in the Ganga River basin to a global community of environmental stakeholders..

Significance:

  • Creating Awareness:
    • It is significant from the point of view of preserving and protecting Ganga and its ecosystem and creating widespread awareness about the river basin.
    • It demonstrates the deep spiritual and philosophical connect that Indians have with the river.
  • Understanding Ecosystem:
    • The Ganga Connect exhibition offers a clear and deep understanding of the size, magnitude and complexity of the Ganga riverine ecosystem.
  • Enables Engagement:
    • It enables engagement with interested parties and the diaspora who want to get involved in the rejuvenation, restoration and conservation of the river system.
  • Development of Environmental Solution:
      • It emphasizes on river Ganga as a major lab for global technology and the scientific community to develop cutting-edge environmental solutions.

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