NTPC signs MoU with IIFM for Narmada Landscape Restoration Project

This project of Narmada restoration will be executed by a joint venture of NTPC and a grant from USAID (United States Agency for International Development).

New Delhi (Natural Energy News): India's largest power hub NTPC Limited declared that it has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the IIFM (Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal) to execute the Narmada landscape restoration project.

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The program is being implemented in equal proportion in partnership with a grant from NTPC and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The company said that the four-year project will be implemented in the catchment area o  selected tributaries of Narmada River between Omkareshwar and Maheshwar dams in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh.

“IIFM, Bhopal, an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF and CC), Government of India, with grant support from NTPC, will jointly implement the project with the Global Green Development Institute (GGGI), An intergovernmental organization, "the company said.

IIFM Director Pankaj Srivastava said that the consortium project will open new vistas, which will manage our watersheds to maintain water quality and complement smart cities by introducing a smart way of purification of urban water supply.

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This Narmada restoration project will lead to a positive impact on the abundance and quality of water in Narmada tributaries.

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