(1) Every District Ganga Committee shall discharge functions and exercise powers for rejuvenation, protection, restoration and rehabilitation of River Ganga and its tributaries in each specified District as laid out in paragraph 6 and 7 as per the principles specified in paragraph 4.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of sub-paragraph (1) for rejuvenation and protection and restoration or rehabilitation of degraded areas abutting River Ganga and its tributaries and subject to other provisions of this Order and rules made thereunder, every District Ganga Committee shall have the following powers and functions in relation to River Ganga and its tributaries abutting in the area in specified District, namely: -
(a) identifying activities which may be threats in the area of specified District abutting the river Ganga for protection of River Ganga and its tributaries or its River bed and making a plan for remedial action and take remedial action in respect thereof;
(b) taking remedial action at its own end for protection of River Ganga and its tributaries or its Riverbed abutting in the specified District (excluding enforcement of the provisions of this Order)
(c) in the event of its inability to take remedial action, reporting (electronically as well as by sending written communication in hard copy) to The National Mission for Clean Ganga and concerned State Government, The State Ganga Committee, as the case may be, for issue of direction for protection of River Ganga and to formulate appropriate management or remedial actions.
(d) taking suitable administrative and other measures, to give effect to the provisions of this Order so as to prevent the environmental pollution in the river Ganga and its tributaries, not being inconsistent with the provisions of this Order, or any law for the time being in force.
(3) In case, the District Ganga Committee is of the opinion that any contravention has been made of any other law for the time being in force or in respect of provisions of this Order, it shall take appropriate action in accordance with the law for the time being in force.
(4) The District Ganga Committee shall take all such emergency measures as specified in paragraph 7.