The National Green Tribunal Tuesday warned of complete closure of 700 tanneries located on the banks of river Ganga at Kanpur, terming them as one of the "highest sources of pollution".
The National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) has been transferred to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation from the Ministry of Environment.
Accusing the Centre of neglecting the Ganga, activists here today threatened to hit the streets if the government does not come up with a concrete programme by May 20 to save the "dying river".
Govt`s apathy can be seen from the fact that NGRBA - constituted under the chairmanship of PM for cleaning the Ganga -- has met only twice since 2009.
Magsaysay award-winner `Waterman` Rajendra Singh criticised the Prime Minister for "not understanding his responsibility" towards the Ganga.
Magsaysay award-winner `Waterman` Rajendra Singh and two others quit the PM Manmohan Singh-chaired NGRBA protesting the government`s "negligence"
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