National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems omits Rivers?

Image While the National Wetland Conservation Program and National Lake Conservation Program did not include rivers in their purview, even the newly announced 900 crores National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems seems to have ignored Rivers. The National River Conservation Program,under the MoEF includes hardly 35 polluted riverine stretches. That is the only specific protection rivers get apart from some failed plans like GAP and YAP.

While Rivers in India provide habitats to endangered biodiveristy, and provide numerous goods and services, they continue being overlooked and abused ..http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_cabinet-nod-to-rs900-crore-wetlands-development-plan_1797394

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