Ganga River Basin

The Supreme Court in its judgment of 13.08.2013 directed the government not to grant Environment & Forest Clearances to 24 Hydro-Electric Schemes located in Ganga river basin (see table). As a result, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation had directed the Central Water Commission (CWC) not to appraise the Detailed Projects Reports (DPRs) of Hydro-Electric Schemes in Ganga river basin till the report of the Committee to determine the quantum of minimum E-flow is finalized.