GOVT. WILL DEMAND CORPORATE ALMS TO CLEAN GANGA: UMA BHARTI

GOVT. WILL DEMAND CORPORATE ALMS TO CLEAN GANGA: UMA BHARTI

GOVT. WILL DEMAND CORPORATE ALMS TO CLEAN GANGA: UMA BHARTI

No.PR-52
June 25, 2014
New Delhi

GOVT. WILL DEMAND CORPORATE ALMS TO CLEAN GANGA: UMA BHARTI

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Wednesday declared that her ministry would demand liberal corporate alms from stalwarts of India Inc. to ensure that the river Ganga is cleansed and purged of all pollutants and effluents as committed to the people of India by the government of the day.

Inaugurating a National conference on Preserving Rivers in India organized by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Ms. Bharti said that money would never come on the way of Ganga cleaning programme and that it would flow on its own in the form of corporate donations and contributions from various sections of the society on her single call.

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation would have little dependents on the Government’s coffer to clean the holy river as support for its cleaning has already started coming-in in all forms from right stakeholders including commitments for technological support being assured to the ministry from diplomatic missions of the countries that have already accomplished such a job in their respective nationalities, hinted the Minister.

In addition, She said that the BJP led NDA government would proceed in its mission to link various rivers across the country that shores play no havoc with environment and dis-balance the ecology and bio-diversity of the region concerned.  “Economic activities along the hydro projects would not be discouraged by the new government in its proposed river linking drives as well as Ganga and other rivers cleaning programme provided these do not stumble the perennial flow of such rivers”, the Minister said. 

The Ministry, according to her would involve various walks of people and seek consistent participation of saints and sadhus fraternity to ensure that the Ganga cleaning programme is done with consensus approach and hurt none.

In his welcome remarks, President PHD Chamber Mr. Sharad Jaipuria said that  preservation of rivers in India needs to be assigned utmost priority by the government both at the Centre as well as the States. 

The Vice President of the Chamber Mr. Mahesh Gupta in his remarks said that the government needed to formulate and implement a policy to ensure the freshwater flow of perennial rivers which is critical factor in maintaining the purity of water sources in the country.
ENDS
Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)