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River-Cities Alliance

River-Cities Alliance:

National Mission For Clean Ganga Organizes River-Cities Alliance Global Seminar.

  • River Cities Alliance (RCA) was launched in 2021.
  • It is organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).
  • It is a joint initiative of the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation under the Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) & the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • Objective is to provide a platform for officials of member cities and international stakeholders to discuss and learn good practices for managing urban rivers.
  • Vision is to connect river cities and focus on sustainable river-centric development.
  • Beginning with 30 member cities in November 2021, the Alliance has expanded to 109 river cities across India and one international member city from Denmark.
  • It is a dedicated platform for river cities across India to discuss & exchange information for sustainable management of urban rivers.
  • It includes cities from both the Ganga basin and non-Ganga basin states.(UPSC CSE: Linking Rivers)
  • The RCA Global Seminar witnessed participation from Embassies/High Commissions of select countries along with funding agencies like the World Bank, ADB, JICA & KfW.