A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation through National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) not to grant funds to the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Ministry of Water Resources had constituted NGRBA for rejuvenation of Ganga. While NGRBA is the apex body looking after cleaning of Ganga, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementing agency for the project termed as Namami Gange.

The green panel passed the direction after the officials from the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand failed to satisfy the bench about different points of pollution in the river in both the states.

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