Ganga Expressway project would affect river Ganga's existence

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Varanasi, Jan 7 (UNI) Magsaysay award winner Rajendra Singh has warned that the Noida-Ballia Ganga Expressway Project would mar the existence of river Ganga.

''This 1,000 km long highway project from Noida to Ballia would play a major role in the destruction of nature, Indian culture and traditions,'' Mr Singh said in a seminar on at Sampoornand Sanskrit University here last evening.

''The project would affect the existence of river Ganga, which was polluting day-by-day,'' he said.

''Most of the rivers in India were already facing crisis of their existence...many of them have dried up and become highly polluted,'' Mr Singh maintained.

Terming the project 'anti-farmer,' Mr singh said it would only benefit few capitalists.

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