New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to apprise it about the steps taken for cleaning up of the river Ganga for which the NDA government has created a new ministry.
A bench, comprising justices T S Thakur and Adarsh Kumar Goel, has sought the assistance of Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar in the matter which is listed on August 13.
The hearing was adjourned yesterday as the files pertaining to the river Ganga was earlier handled by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF).
During the hearing, the apex court was informed by the government that the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), the nodal agency involved in the clean Ganga mission, has been transferred from MoEF to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
The issue of cleaning up of river Ganga has been monitored by the apex court and several applications have been filed.