The Ganga Project

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INTACH is undertaking a project on the Cultural Mapping of the River Ganga from Gaumukh to Gangasagar for the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India. The ICH Division has been working on the intangible cultural heritage aspect of this project in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar; a study of the 2019 Kumbh Mela at Prayag was also undertaken as a part of this mandate. Each documentation report contains research—primary and secondary—of the history, mythology, sacred complexes, fairs and festivals, arts and crafts, oral traditions, languages, foodways, and notable personalities of the culturally significant locations along the course of the river Ganga. The following are some of the completed reports submitted to the NMCG.