Ganges is the most polluted river in the world, carrying thousands of tonnes of rubbish, toxins,industrial waste and dead bodies. Uma Bharti through her schemes and laws has promised to rejuvenate the life of this holy river.
Taking a serious view of dumping of garbage around the Ganga, the National Green Tribunal has sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking directions for disposal of solid wastes on the bank of the river accumulated during Kartik Poornima fair in Uttar Pradesh.
Taking a positive step towards cleaning the holy river Ganga, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to rejuvenate it on a priority basis, the Centre has given clearance for six new sewage treatment plants (STPs).
Following an order of National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has uploaded a list of 972 industrial units polluting river Ganga and its tributaries on its website, government said on Thursday.
Amidst growing focus on the Ganga clean-up drive, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the Government to rope-in voluntary contributions of the stalwarts of the India Inc. and the leading Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), to clean rivers such as Ganga and Yamuna by rewarding them with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) tax incentives.
Alleging that Delhi was emptying its 16 drains into the Yamuna river which was later converging with the Ganga and polluting it, the UP government has issued a notice to Arvind Kejriwal government and threatened to cut water supply to the national capital.
Concerned over pollution in country`s rivers, including the sacred Ganga, BJP leader LK Advani has asked the chemical industry to find innovative and cost effective ways to stop environmental degradation.