Uma Bharti takes charge, says will rejuvenate Ganga

Uma Bharti took charge as the Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

Updated: May 28, 2014, 15:55 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Uma Bharti on Wednesday took charge as the Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
Saying that cleaning Ganga is her top priority, Bharti said the holy river will be rejuvenated, but declined to offer a time frame.

The government will work out a policy initiative for cleaning the Ganga river and other important water bodies of the country, the Union Water Resources Minister said.

The Ganga has been known for its religious importance and many civilisations have flourished on its banks, Bharti said after taking charge of her ministry.

"Efforts will be made to make it clean and as pious as it was in the past," she said.

"The government will work out a policy initiative for the rejuvenation of the Ganga as well as the cleaning of other important rivers in the country," she said.

Bharti further expressed her happiness that Narendra Modi contested and won from the banks of the Ganga and that she had been trusted with Ganga project.

The Water Resources Ministry has been renamed as the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

(With Agency inputs)