cGanga Pilot

NMCG is the implementation wing of National Ganga Council which was setup in October 2016 under the River Ganga Authority order 2016. Initially NMCG was registered as a society on 12th August 2011 under the Societies Registration Act 1860. It acted as implementation arm of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) which was constituted under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA) 1986. NGRBA has since been dissolved with effect from the 7th October 2016, consequent to constitution of National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga (referred to as National Ganga Council).
2020 India Water Impact Summit
Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga)
is a think tank and a centre of excellence formed under the aegis of NMCG, and one of its stated objectives is to make India a world leader in river and water science. The Centre is headquartered at IIT Kanpur and has representation from most leading science and technologicalinstitutes of the country. cGanga’s mandate is to serve as think-tank in implementation and dynamic evolution of Ganga River Basin Management Plan (GRBMP) prepared by the Consortium of 7 IITs. In addition to this it is also responsible for introducing new technologies and innovations as well as novel policy, governance and financial solutions for the water sector in India.
Lyndon Water has been selected to deliver a Pilot Project on the Ganga to demonstrate its proprietary waste water treatment system (the Lyndon Water System (LWS).


The Lyndon Water solution for the Ganga uses a naturally occurring process to separate wastewater into clean water suitable for agricultural use and a useable high protein biomass.  Production plants can be easily installed and later relocated offering a low-cost method to bring sanitation and water to India's growing population which has little access to normal infrastructure.


Along the Ganga, the Lyndon Water System (LWS) can be used to rapidly create treatment capacities part of a dynamic process where Lyndon Water plants move with the people growing alongside the population.
The key benefits being:
  • Odour minimisation
  • Easily expanded capacity
  • Local employment opportunities
  • Biogas generation for local power